Most Canadians are opposed to a coalition government. Presently the only party with the word “coalition” in its founding documents is the Conservative Party of Canada, and yes it’s true as Trudeau said today, that most Canadians are opposed to the Conservative government.
The problem is, if you have a real conversation with Canadians, you’ll learn they aren’t really opposed to a coalition government, they are just afraid of political instability they’ve associated with coalition and proportional representation electoral systems. They’ll unfailingly mutter about Italy having so many elections, and overlook the countries with proportional systems that are not unstable, and have better social programs and democratic participation than Canada manages.
I think the biggest problem with PR in Canada is we are a massive country and local representation is absolutely necessary unlike in say more compact countries. Even if we had MMP, it would likely larger ridings which may not be a big deal in large urban centres, but in northern or more remote areas would simply mean less representation. A better solution is IRV like Australia has and that would eliminate the need to vote strategically.
I don’t see where that article says that Cdns are opposed to coalitions.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff wrote:
> John Klein posted: “Yesterday’s news: > https://twitter.com/saskboy/status/588343171647582208 Today’s news: Most > Canadians are opposed to a coalition government. Presently the only party > with the word “coalition” in its founding documents is the Conservative > Party of Cana”
It doesn’t, it’s a joke, because the Conservatives are a coalition of PCs and Reformers, and Canadians are opposed to them.