The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, executive director of Fair Vote Canada, is not surprised so many people want a change. "We're realizing that people are really disenfranchised with the whole system... usually over half of all voters don't cast effective votes. We call them wasted votes."

  • 2015
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015
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