Comment 63268

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted May 09, 2011 at 17:31:26 in reply to Comment 63264

Who determines what is significant?

Elizabeth May won 1 seat. Hers. But she lost over 500,00 votes from the last election. That is SIGNIFICANTLY less representation, yet she has a seat. And she deserves it.... because she won the riding.

That is how our system works. It's about winning ridings not paper thin support across the whole country. With multi-party systems of government no single party can realistically expect to have a plurality.

Just because the " I wanna smoke pot Party" won 2%, the New Reform Marxist Lenninist Party won 4.5% and the Grumpy Old White Guy party won 11% doesn't mean they deserve seats in the House of Commons.

I don't expect to change your mind. I will end my side of this arguement.

I will however put forward that I suspect had the Conservatives not won a majority we would not be having this conversation, on this website.

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