On Elections

How people elect parliaments

Electoral reform efforts active in Canada

Canadian electoral reform organisations continue to be active in several of the nation’s provinces, despite the disappointment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau abandoning a 2015 election pledge to secure electoral … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Canadian government confirms breach of commitment on electoral reform

A debate in the Canadian Parliament today confirmed that the governing Liberal Party has reneged on an election commitment for electoral reform. The Canadian Liberal Party and its leader, Justin … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 13 Comments

Canadian conservatives weight members’ votes in choosing new leader

On Sunday the Conservative Party of Canada elected its new national Leader, using a highly unusual weighted preferential voting system which gave heartland party supporters relatively low vote weights. Members … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Agreement for new minority government in British Columbia

Three weeks after the May 9 election, the New Democrat Party and the BC Greens have agreed on the formation of a government for the Canadian province of British Columbia. … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

British Columbia results confirmed: delicate minority government to follow

This month’s provincial election in British Columbia has been wrapped up after two weeks of counting postal ballots. There are no changes to the May 9 election night results, which … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cliffhanger vote in British Columbia

British Columbia is witnessing one its closest ever elections, and the first-past-the-post voting system has for once failed to yield an election result on the night. The Canadian west coast … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Leaders are made, not born

The leadership of political parties is vigorously contested in all democratic nations. Party leadership processes are – or recently have been – underway in the United States, Britain and Canada, … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment