David Nash

Edmonton | David Nash | dnash70@telus.net

I have lost faith in a system that produces majority Governments without majority support. It depends upon uneven distribution of support in order to determine the make-up of parliament. The lack of regionally proportional representation is a problem even when a true majority obtains power. The present system is largely arbitrary; it can even result in majority Governments in the hands of a Party that has not even gained a majority of support. This is ridiculous.
A Proportional Representation system can be devised within the Canadian Constitution which would avoid all these problems. I would advocate that the design of such a system must avoid the major problem with PR, that of fragmentation into numerous small Parties.