Preferential ballots would make wedge politics less effective
Under the current system, once you have 40 per cent of voters, it doesn’t matter what the rest think of you.
Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef recently announced a committee, made up mostly of Liberals, would be formed to study options for electoral reform. Despite the problem with process, the Liberals seemingly-favoured option of preferential ballots would be ideal, writes Derek Abma. The Hill Times photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse