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Farewell “first-past-the-post?” Perhaps.
Among the most significant of Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises, now the mandate of Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Mosef, is the plan to replace Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system. As policy veteran David Mitchell writes, reforming democracy can be one of the greatest tests of democracy. With the promise of a new system by 2019 now in the policy pipeline and his opponents demanding a referendum, will Trudeau be able to reform the very system that got him elected?
Read more in David’s article published in the January/February 2016 edition of Policy Magazine.