News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ontario rejects PR

Congratulations to the voters of Ontario on their overwhelming rejection of the AMS system for elections. If you want to know why, just take a look at places like Scotland, which already use the system. It just causes chaos, as parties have to choose whether to stick to the principles on which they were elected or trade those in for power and money. Usually, you can rely on the Lib Dems to ditch their principles - not that they really have any - and prop someone up for a few highly paid ministerial positions, but this time around even the old Lib-Lab liance couldn't muster enough support. The result: a weak minority government which was elected by the minority of people just like those who would have elected the strong FPTP government.

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