#25: Justin Trudeau’s Criticisms of Proportional Representation vs. Actual Research
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It’s been just over a year since Justin Trudeau’s government announced it would not be pursuing its platform commitment to make the 2015 federal election the last Canadian election held using first-past-the-post. This week we compare what Justin Trudeau and others have been saying about proportional representation with what the research says about countries that use proportional systems. Matt Risser (@mattrisser) joins us to unpack how systems of proportional representation work in other countries, and how they might work in Canada. Resources MentionedBetter Choices: Voting System Alternatives for Canada (Paper)Better Choices: Voting System Alternatives for Nova Scotia (Paper) Audio Clips Sampled: Justin Trudeau in Yellowknife 2017 (CBC) - Justin Trudeau Explains Electoral Reform U-Turn Justin Trudeau in Yellowknife 2017 (CBC) - Should Kellie Leitch Have Her Own Party? Justin Trudeau on CBC’s ‘The House’