Friday, March 18, 2005

Sense of Proportion

I have CPAC playing on my Windows Media Player, live from Workshop A as I type this. They've just rejected P-7 for electoral reform by 107-93.

Still seems that people believe a lot of the myths about proportional representation: endless unstable minority governments, not voting for people but parties, an explosion of minor radical parties, etc. etc.

Currently discussing P-8 on a citizens' assembly to discuss electoral reform, like they had in B.C.

UPDATE: P-8 passed 130-95. Effectively a vote to kick the can down the road to a citizens' assembly. The sort of compromise to make the populist Reform/Alliance types happy and appease the Red Tories who consider our current dysfunctional electoral arrangements carved in stone.

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