Vote Splitting

The Sham of 'Strategic' Voting

Rob Mason | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Rob Mason

If someone does not see much difference between NDP, Liberal, Bloc and Green policies they have not yet done their civic duty. Note the billions of public dollars that will be spent in dramatically different ways, the manner in which those promises will be funded and the starkly dissimilar approaches to democratic reform, climate change, civil liberties and foreign policy that these supposedly interchangeable parties advocate.

'Stop Vote Splitting' Proclaims Calgary Strategic Voting Group

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

1votematters aims to use data to strategically elect progressive candidates in Alberta.

For Electorate, Strategic Voting a Decision of Biblical Proportions

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

A large percentage each of NDP and Liberal supporters (over 30 per cent) is prepared to vote for the other if it is seen as the better option to defeat the Conservatives. However, the current deadlock has not revealed who that is and any gains made by either are small -- The tipping point, if it in fact occurs, may come down to Canadians making a judgement similar to that expressed in folklore and widely known as the Judgement of Solomon.

Is She There Because Of Vote-Splitting?

CP | Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Harvey Locke was hoping to do something that a federal Liberal hasn't accomplished in 44 years — give his party a Calgary seat in the Hous...

Ontario Green Vote Projected to Drop

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

Why bother to vote Green if the Liberal Premier is already acting on green initiatives? Because Green voters should not forget this: McGuinty may dress in green clothing when it's in style, but that may not reflect who he is.

Party Down: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Two-Party System

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada
Joshua Ostroff

When I handed my toddler Emile my completed ballot to gleefully stuff into the box a few weeks back, I had no reason to think our NDP vote would be anything but a throwaway. When he's old enough to ask, I'll admit that this is not what democracy looks like.