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The promise to change the Canadian electoral system is a bold commitment, and one that will be tough to meet

Courtney, John (2015) The promise to change the Canadian electoral system is a bold commitment, and one that will be tough to meet. Democratic Audit UK (30 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The Canadian general election last week brought to power a new government with a comfortable parliamentary majority. As in the UK general election in May, the vote/seat ratios of all parties were distorted in varying measure by the plurality vote system. Unlike in the UK, however, the winning party has promised an ambitious program of electoral reform. John Courtney reflects on the election and the challenges the Liberals are likely to face in trying to replace the first past the post system.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80962

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