GLOBE AND MAIL: What problem is electoral reform trying to fix?

“Let the people decide: In referendums in B.C., PEI and Ontario, voters rejected ditching first-past-the-post. Canada is not in a situation where the status quo is not an option. The status quo, all things considered, is a pretty good option. Keeping the status quo while making incremental improvements is a better option. Would a sweeping reform, including ditching first-past-the-post, be even better still? Depending on what the government proposes, maybe.

“But so far, all the government has promised is a leap into the unknown, details of our destination to come some time just before lift-off. Canadians deserve the final word on that.”

– The Globe and Mail Editorial, January 8, 2016

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