Together, we can raise the profile of PR in this race and elect a leader passionate about fair voting heading into the 2019 federal election.
There is a big difference between P. E. Trudeau's profound vision of Electoral Reform and Proportional Representation and Justin Trudeau's way of tackling the issue, which leaves a lot to be desired.
The PM's warning that an extremist party could gain some seats in parliament under a proportional system ignores the fact that the extreme right can win a majority under the current system.
How can honouring an oft-repeated and unambiguous promise to implement electoral reform, widely supported by Canadians, be irresponsible? How can keeping your political word "harm Canadian stability"?
Electoral reform that "makes every vote count" strengthens minorities. Yet it is abandoned at the same time the Muslim minority is told it would be heard.
Trudeau calculates that he can get away with breaking his electoral reform promise. Maybe so. Many who encouraged strategic voting for him are now bitterly disappointed. They should have known better.
Here’s how the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, MP Karina Gould, can chart a successful path forward.
The much-criticized electoral reform consultation process has gone far too fast and got the important parts wrong. Even so, there's still time to fix it.
First-past-the-post often produces wild fluctuations from election to election. To preserve stability, the prudent course would be to reform the electoral system now.
If consistency, logic and adherence to principle mean anything, argues Gerry Caplan (pretty dubious, these days), if we need one referendum then we must need several.