Saturday, January 13, 2018

Trudeau confused on results of ranked ballots in single member ridings

Trudeau, Jan 11, 2018, Sackville, NS

In the audio clip at 1:35, Trudeau says,

“I’ve always been very open that the idea of a ranked ballot, the idea of giving options to Canadians –to pick a first, a second, a third choice; to prevent being squeezed on strategic voting, to give better choices to voters, was an excellent thing….”

My comment:

Ranked ballots in single member ridings would squeeze us into big tent parties just like the strategic voting of our current system.

In fact, according to the below link, “Voting with a preferential ballot would have produced an even larger false majority in the 2015 Canadian General Election”