Electoral Reform

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Liberals Are Misleading Canadians On Electoral Reform (Blog)

Is it because a consensus is forming not around a ranked ballot -- which is what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously said he preferred -- but rather around the NDP and Green Party's preferred option of a proportional system as long as Canadians, in a referendum, say they want it? Despite their claims, do the Liberals truly have the "broad support" of Canadians in mind when it comes time to put forth a new electoral system?
Canada uses a first-past-the-post electoral system, along with the United States and Britain, which critics say disproportionately favours certain parties. Justin Trudeau's Liberals campaigned on a pledge that the 2015 federal election would be the last under such a system. The Liberal government has convened an all-party parliamentary committee to review a wide variety of reforms, such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting.