Excellent piece Proportional Representation by Laurel Russwurm.
This is the sixth in the Whoa!Canada: Proportional Representation Series
Even thought it was pioneered in the 19th Century, Canada still hasn’t got Proportional Representation. Luminaries like Sir Sandford Fleming tried to bring about meaningful electoral reform in Canada in 1892. Just as the best efforts of Charles L. Dodgson (more familiarly known as Lewis Carroll) tried to modernize The Principles of Parliamentary Representation in 1884 England.
“It should be in miniature, an exact portrait of the people at large. It should think, feel, reason, and act like them. That it may be the interest of this Assembly to do strict justice at all times, it should be an equal representation, or in other words equal interest among the people should have equal interest in it.“
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