Canada is one of the few major nations still using the first-past-the-post voting system (FPTP). Most of them scrapped this winner-take-all system last century. Why? Because it fails to provide representation for all voters and it usually fails to provide legitimate majority rule. In other words, winner-take-all voting subverts the core principles of representative democracy.
Denies representation for all voters
Winner-take-all voting systems provide representation only for those voters who support the most popular party in their riding. The political views of other voters are not represented. Continue reading →