Comment 6442

By Brendan (registered) | Posted April 18, 2007 at 22:43:57

Just as long as they don't choose a 2-tier "mixed member" proportional system. As misrepresentative as our system is, at least it still enforces some kind of local representation. MMP systems create a class of MPs that are nominated by the party leader, and are voted in at large, effectively taking power away from ridings, and putting it into the party apparatus.

The BC proposed single transferrable vote system is infinitely better: Imagine you got to choose three representatives for your (larger) riding. Better yet, imagine you get to rank which candidates you'd most like to see elected, so if you really DON'T want a conservative representing Hamilton, you can rank everyone else first. I'd support that system in a heartbeat.

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