Proportional representation - Wikipedia
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Those who favour proportional representation arguethat while the first-past-the-post system may be simple, the electoralboundaries readjustment process can lead to malapportionment and gerrymandering. But eliminating constituencies altogether would be a heavy price to payto eliminate this corruption and an altogether worse sort of corrupt practicemight well develop in which "MPs would find themselves beholden to partyleaders with the power to put them on the party list. MPs would spendmore time courting party bosses than talking to voters," (Barker 296) asif this doesn't happen quite enough already because of perhaps excessivelyrigid party discipline in the House of Commons.
Single transferable vote - Wikipedia
In the aftermath of many Canadian election campaigns,both federal and provincial, demands for the adoption of some kind of proportionalrepresentation (PR) system to replace our first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoralsystem are frequently heard from those who claim that the current systemis seriously flawed. Although our system is far from perfect, I donot agree with those who hold that PR is the solution to our federal electoralwoes. Proponents of PR usually list "the perceived inequities andfailings of FPTP" (Barker 300) and imply that PR would provide a virtualpanacea for all that ails us in Canadian politics today. However,most of these arguments can be quite convincingly debunked, and this isthe intention of the present essay.