Comment 63093

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted May 05, 2011 at 09:40:00 in reply to Comment 63065

IRV would eliminate Canada's wonderfully-simple vote-counting system.

Here's my platform for electoral reform:

1) Approval-based voting for representatives in the House of Commons. That's enough to end our vote-splitting problems and allow Canada to support a diverse field of parties, while still preserving our simple hand-counting system.

2) Add a party-vote box to the ballot in the Federal Election. This vote is used to proportionally dole out senate seats to the parties. If you want to preserve the provincial-representation concept of the Senate, then require that only former MPs or MPPs from the province the seat ostensibly represents can be appointed to the Senate. Oh, and fixed 20-year terms for senate seats - a party can replace a senator without an election when if the Senator retires before his term is up.

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