Comment 63205

By Brandon (registered) | Posted May 08, 2011 at 14:39:14 in reply to Comment 63202

Then who represents me in Parliament? Someone from my community no matter the party? Or some syncophant like Ruth Ellen Brousseau who has never stepped foot in the riding she now represents? Who determines what ridings get eliminated?

Brousseau was voted in using they system that you're defending, I'm not sure what your problem there is.

The ridings wouldn't be "eliminated", they would be re-cast to better reflect population counts, but instead of 308 there would be fewer.

Who do I call when I have a question for my MP?

The same person you'd call now.

So by your opening statement, those that don't vote should have no representation and the vocal minority should rule the day?

Because they bitched the most and got a protest vote out?

Thats fair?

I have no idea what you're complaining about here. Tell me what representation they have now.

So to sum up, you would like to

End representation by population Eliminate local representation by eliminating ridings Institute PR so in theory someone placed on a candidate list for a party who is from oh say Thunder Bay represents me in Ottawa Have run offs to try and cull out more candidates that a particular voting bloc doesn't like.

If you're going to try and sum up what I wrote, at least try and read it first. I suggested a combination of direct representative voting using IRV methods, then PR to reflect the national will of the voters by giving voice to those who didn't have enough votes in any given riding to get elected.

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