The present First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system is not representative of voters. It results in dividing community rather than building community as democracy is meant to do. For example: The total Yukon Territory is divided into ridings (EDs), each having one MLA to represent it. That MLA only needs one more vote than the competing candidates to win the seat. If you don’t vote for the winner in your ED, your vote is not represented by any MLA in the Legislative Assembly.
This leads to distortions such as false majority governments like those shown on the opening chart. The present Government was elected by and represents 27% of the voters, yet has 100% power. In my view, this present FPP system with its non-inclusiveness, creates dysfunctional governance which focuses on political power games rather than good governance.
For a good look at how changing the voting system from first-past-the-post to PRP would affect our elections, please take a look at the following links:
- PRP White Paper (Apr 2017)
- For Truly Representational Democracy – Why not? and What if?: How do Canadians want to be governed?
- Ballot for the inclusive Preferential Ridings Proportional PRP System (April 10 2018)
- YUKONERS’ OPPORTUNITY (March 29 2018)
- Comparison of Relatively Recent Federal and Provincial Elections
- Comparison of Yukon Territorial Elections
- 2016 Yukon Results Prd Ridings with maps
- PRP Ballot, Comparison of election results: Present FPTP to PRP systems in Whitehorse, Yukon and How Proportional Seats Are Won
- Comparison of Ballots (Jan 2017)
- Brief on the Preferential Ridings Proportional system as presented to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform on October 12, 2016
- An addendum to said brief regarding proposed additional seats for Northern Canada
- Canada 2006 and 2008 elections FPTP & PRP comparison
- Ontario Sample Results 2014
- Quebec Total Province Results 2014
- Lower Laurentides electoral area, Quebec 2014
- Fireweed Market Mock Election Results 2013
- Yukon 2011 Election Results as Analyzed With PRP
- Alberta 2008 Provincial Election as Analyzed With PRP
- Fair Vote Canada FAQ