In recent elections, parties and candidates have been able to win while not capturing a majority of the vote. Many Canadians believe that this is not fair. How does the current election system work and what changes have been suggested to make the system better?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 3:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
First Past the Post: (FPTP)
This is the current system used in Canadian Election. Ever since Confederation in 1867, the candidate to receive the most votes in his/her constituency has gone to Ottawa to sit as an MP (Member of Parliament). The same process has been used in provincial elections. When the FPTP began in Canada, there were only two major parties, Liberal and Conservative. Today, the addition of the New Democratic Party and the Canadian Alliance has created a four party system. Many believe that FPTP does not work ...
The solution concisely explores the system in place in the past & present that allows Canadians to choose their MPs, representatives and political leaders who govern their nation's affairs.
Women in parliament
Why are women poorly represented in parliament and other positions of political leadership? How can this be changed? Name some countries that have led in going well beyond the 30 percent mark often regarded as a critical mass among specialists on the subject. Why does the United States rank so low (currently 66th) on such a scale? And why have the United States women made greater breakthroughs to leadership positions in the economic and business sphere as well as in higher education than is true for some of the countries that lead in the political sphere?View Full Posting Details