Monday, 19 September 2011
Whatever the result, manufactured majority almost certain
Depending on whether some recent scandals (or, at least political faux pas's) involving funding announcements hurt the incumbents, a PC or NDP majority will be elected. The screwed way our "Winner Takes All" system works to favour majorities and regionally concentrated parties will ensure it. The Liberals will likely go extinct and the Greens won't make inroads into Wolesley.
While I don't think it's time for a radical turn the centre, I certainly dislike how our choices are shrinking and the scope of debate narrowing.
Please, Manitoba, consider electoral reform.