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Electoral Reform – Which Path?

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 5:45 AM



When you get the card in the mail encouraging you to “have your say” on line, you might as well just chuck it. All it leads to is a ‘survey’ with a bunch of cleverly worded trick questions designed to produce the answers the Liberals are hoping for. NOT the answer to what kind of new electoral system we might want ~ which they could have quite easily directly asked by listing the various options and explaining how they’d work. Something which would have given a far better indication of whether people would like to stick with First Past the Post, or go to Single Transferable Ballot, or have Mixed Member Proportional. Instead what THEY want is a supposed indication of public support for a government to do just whatever it wants simply by pretending to consult with other Parties in Parliament. This is tantamount to saying that we should all feel good because every little sector and special interest group in society gets to have their say ~ and then the government, in the case of the Liberals especially, “the Party of the debt dealers”, will do just whatever its financial overlords tell it to do.

Why would any ruling government want to change a process that is favorable to them?

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