This paper provides an analysis of the federal electoral reform process since 2015. It concludes that parties who do not benefit from electoral reform (Liberal and Conservative) will not adopt a proportional representation electoral system. Parties that would benefit (NDP and Green) would be much more likely to do so.
This backgrounder briefly identifies the pros and cons of the 5 major electoral systems. It provides concise explanations to help the reader understand what those pros and cons really mean. Images are used to help guide the reader.
This backgrounder explains key characteristics of referenda. It focusses on how they can easily be manipulated to favour the status quo. That is why they are used by governments who are pressured to address electoral reform.
This paper explains why the Canadian parties that form government are very motivated to keep the current First-Past- The-Post electoral system. This system gives Canadian Prime Ministers incredible power. Changing it to a proportional system significantly dilutes that power.
This backgrounder demonstrates that the British Columbia referendum on electoral reform was designed to fail. On the surface it appeared to be fair, but by keeping information low and identifying the status quo option on the ballot, it was all but guaranteed to fail.