2018-06-11 20:20:14 UTC
Will Ontario's vote results open the door to electoral reform?
"The tyranny of the plurality - that winner-take-all format that awards
majority governments a blank cheque to legislate with impunity, often with
little more than a third of the electorate onside - never seems quite so bad
when you are the winner who took it all.
Unlike his federal counterparts, Doug Ford made no such promise on the campaign
trail. And so now, with 40.6 per cent support, his Progressive Conservatives
will wield a powerful majority in Ontario unencumbered by the pledge of reform.
Thursday's outcome in Ontario - with the clear majority of voters, nearly 60
per cent, now on the outside, looking in - makes the province prime hunting
ground for activists now looking to enlist the province in the reform momentum
taking hold elsewhere in Canada."
Strange that these 'activists' weren't descending on Ontario in 2014 when
Kathy's Liberals won the last election with even less - 38% of the popular