Canadian election reform: short list

Listeners to the John Oakley Show on Toronto AM640 radio were asked if they believe pollsters, especially the ones that think they can predict the US presidential race.  A caller to the show made the perfect comment:

“I don’t believe the six ‘Ps’:  Polls, Press, Pundits, Politicians or Progressives.”

That unreliable quality that the above have in common is why the short list for Canadian election reform looks like this:

  • ban polls by pollsters during official election campaign
  • each polling station’s results are sealed until all polling stations have closed on election day
  • three term limit for a politician

You see, real reform has little to do with changing the “first-past-the-post” (FPTP) system.


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