Wednesday, April 14, 2004

An idea whose time has come?

Is Canada ready to move to proportional representation? An article in today's Globe and Mail looks at the fuss that is building around the country on this front. Not so long ago, I confidently (and probably naively) proposed that Prime Minister Martin would be looking for a legacy. At that time, I didn't think of the sponsorship scandal and the subsequent plummet in the polls that it brought with it. I had hoped that Martin would embrace the idea of "fair voting" and be the force that caused it to happen. But I'm not so sure. Still, as this article points out, it may be an idea whose time has come and there might be no way to stop it. It will be fun to watch.

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