In a recent op-ed in the Globe and Mail, Ed Broadbent and Hugh Segal argue that the time has come for electoral reform
The two argue that proportional representation must replace Canada’s archaic first-past-the-post voting system.
They point to Quebec’s stance on the issue, and what it may mean for electoral reform across the country.
“Three of the four parties now represented in the National Assembly, including François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec, who will now form a majority government, have signed an agreement declaring that they will support changing the province’s voting system from the first-past-the-post model to a proportional system before the next election, and do so without a referendum. Mr. Legault now has the clearest of mandates to implement this commitment,” they point out.