The Canadian Parliamentary System

In recent elections, parties and candidates have been able to win while not capturing a majority of the vote. Many Canadians believe that this is not fair. How does the current election system work and what changes have been suggested to make the system better?

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... in this system, as a winning candidate does not need to win a majority of the vote.

Proportional Representation: (PR)

Proportional Representation questions the notion that candidates need to be elected on a geographical basis. Supporters of PR contend that political parties should make up lists of candidates and that the number of MPs for each party would be represented by the percentage of the vote that said party received. Critics of this plan worry that parties would give certain candidates preference over others on the ...