By Michael Boriero
After the recent federal elections produced nearly identical results as in 2019 — a Liberal minority government — Fair Vote Canada has once again asked the Canadian government to consider moving forward with electoral reform.
Fair Vote Canada is an electoral reform advocacy organization. It has been preaching change for nearly two decades, demanding the government to ditch the first-past-the-post system, and adopt proportional representation. They also want to increase voter turnout.
“One of the reasons is they think that our current system encourages strategic voting and discourages people from voting if they think they’re in a riding that is sort of a lost cause for their preferred candidate; the outcome is already known,” said Dr. Jacob Robbins-Kanter.