Fair Vote Canada - January 24, 2006 - News Release
ELECTION 2006: ANOTHER CASE OF ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION
VOTING SYSTEM REWARDS SEPARATISTS, PUNISHES WESTERN LIBERALS, URBAN CONSERVATIVES, NEW DEMOCRATS, AND GREENS
Once again, Canada’s antiquated first-past-the-post system wasted millions of votes, distorted results, severely punished large blocks of voters, exaggerated regional differences, created an unrepresentative Parliament, and may possibly have even given us the wrong government.
The chief victims of the January 23 federal election were:
- Western Liberals: In the prairie provinces , Conservatives got three times as many votes as Liberals did, but won nearly ten times as many seats. In Alberta , the Conservative Party won 100% of the seats with 65% of the votes. The 500,000 Albertans who voted otherwise elected no one.