Electoral Reform

Canada can learn a thing or two from Scotland on electoral reform

The mixed member system enhances grassroots democracy—the ability of the average citizen to participate in the democratic process on a day-to-day basis. What’s more, it ensures local representation and balances out regional interests both at the same time. Thus, it would fit the political requirements of a diverse, federal country such as Canada.

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef is in charge of revamping Canada's electoral system from the first-past-the-post voting process.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 12:00 AM

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