Thursday, June 02, 2011

Rep by Pop

 It is a principal that is fundamental to our democracy and it is very much not so these days. I am glad HM Canadian Government will redress this issue. This was blocked in the last parliament, it will not be blocked this time.

The Conservative government will announce plans in Friday’s Throne Speech to increase the number of seats in the House of Commons in time for the 2015 election so that Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta voters receive the representation they deserve.

Seat redistribution is the third element of a Conservative package of reforms – the others include electing senators to fixed terms and abolishing public subsidies for parties – aimed at reshaping the political landscape at the federal level.

1 comment:

rabbit said...

I cannot think of a surer way to undermine commitment to democracy than to abandon the idea of "rep by pop."

I Support Lord Black