Clark won 59 percent of seats with 44 percent of vote.
by Adil Sayeed
BC’s May 2013 provincial election results show us yet again that Canada’s current first-past-the-post electoral system is still broken. Although British Columbians rejected the Single Transferable Vote option in a 2009 referendum, by 61 – 39 percent, other forms of voting reform may still be feasible. BC MPs Nathan Cullen (NDP) and Joyce Murray (Liberal) did much better than expected in recent national party leadership races, in part because they championed voting reform at the federal level.
So let’s take another look at why we need voting reform in Canada and which reform option might work best.