Trogdolytes, bigots and Luddites are poised to win.


Locutus
#1
We must bring back proportional representation!


Conservative lead in national poll shows need to change voting system



Kevin O'Leary promises to punish provinces that levy carbon taxes or, in other unspecified ways, do not go along with his fiscal policies. He would cut federal transfers for health and other services to those provinces that dared defy him.

Maxime Bernier wants to end such transfers altogether, and equalization payments to boot. He would also reduce the corporate tax rate by five points, privatize Canada Post, end supply management and kick the CRTC out of telecom regulation.

Kellie Leitch wants to scrap the CBC and impose an arbitrary cultural values test on immigrants.

Andrew Scheer, one of the notionally moderate Conservative leadership candidates, would scrap the current carbon tax and align Canadian climate change policies with those of the Trump-led U.S.

Think none of them could really become prime minister? Think again. Consider the Conservatives' leadership voting system. And then consider this: under our first-past-the-post electoral system, it is possible even likely for a party with less than 40 per cent of the popular vote to win a majority of seats in the House of Commons. A Canadian prime minister with a majority government has almost unfettered power to make his or her agenda the law of the land.

After you've thought through all of that, remember this: Justin Trudeau has walked away from his campaign promise to change the way we vote.


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Murphy
Conservative
#2
Kellie won't. She's got too many bad things going against her. As for the rest, we'll have to see how things play out.
 
Durry
#3
Vote for Kevin, he's the only one with guts and business acumen
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#4
Bring back Prop-Rep? We've never had it. Don't worry though, we will probably get it when the current Liberal government fears it is headed for a loss.
 
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