TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - 90% of Canadian voters support Proportional Representation (PR). Stephen Harper once supported PR when he was in opposition. Liberal Party and NDP say they do but there's no legislation initiative yet. If PR is so popular with the voters, why is it not done already?
The simple answer is: the mathematics! The top 2 parties would lose seats, guaranteed, in favour of the smaller parties and independent candidates! This is clearly why Harper (and before him Chretien) cannot enact PR, and the major opposition parties will not introduce such legislation either. Small parties and independents cannot do it, and that is why we're stuck with the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system that gives us a 'majority' Conservative government based on less than 25% of eligible voters' support!
Action for Proportional Representation is a non-partisan Voters' initiative with a concrete plan to enact PR without begging big parties to kindly do it. Instead, APR enlists in each of the 338 ridings one candidate willing to sign a sworn declaration, pledging to move without delay to enact pre-drafted PR legislation and quit, calling for new elections immediately. This plan has 100% success guaranteed in writing, but only if voters rally in support.
APR (video) may be the only way PR will ever be enacted given the strong reasons why the major parties greatly benefit from the current FPTP system. Canadians are invited to enlist as APR Candidates and show support via Social Media.
SOURCE: Online Party of Canada
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