On February 1st, 2017 the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that his party intended to break their campaign promise to make 2015 the last election conducted under First-Past-The-Post (FPTP).

Many Canadians were disappointed, some even felt betrayed.

Perhaps you felt that way as well.

But, most people advocating for electoral reform have said they are not giving up; and, hopefully, you won’t either.

Despite this apparent blow, electoral reform is not dead.

In fact, PM Trudeau’s announcement seems to be having the opposite effect: energizing and mobilizing those who want the PM to keep his promise.

But, given the obvious reluctance on the part of the government to keep their campaign promise, we need to step back and re-evaluate our approach.

The main question we need to ask is: “Which system of proportional representation has the best chance of being adopted for 2019?”

Video #1, below, attempts to answer this question.

If you are an electoral reform junkie, Video #2 is for you: it explains why I am recommending Single Member Party Proportional (SMPP) for 2019 and Mixed Member Proportional (MMP), Single Transferable Vote (STV) or Rural-Urban PR (RU-PR) starting in 2023.


Video #1: One Simple and Effective Way to Achieve Proportional Representation (PR) for 2019…and beyond (viewing time: 10:21)

Video #2: Why MMP, STV and RU-PR have little to no chance of being adopted for 2019 (viewing time: 15:32)



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Don Giberson