Henry Milner (ed.), Making Every Vote Count: Reassessing Canada’s Electoral System - Book ReviewBooks in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books (1999)
As the last two federal elections pointed out only too clearly, Canada's "first-past-the-post" (FPTP) electoral system has often exacerbated the extremely regionalized political party representation in the House of Commons. Then, in 1997, when the Liberals were able to form a majority government on the support of only thirty-eight per cent of the electorate, and when in both the last B.C. and Quebec provincial elections, the party that received most of the votes ended up in the opposition while the party that came in second formed the government, renewed interest in the shortcomings of Canada's electoral system was sparked. This interest is no longer confined to political scientists but has increasingly permeated mainstream media. Henry Milner's edited collection, Making Every Vote Count, then, is a timely contribution to a debate that has recently resurfaced in Canada.
Publication DateSummer 1999
Citation InformationAmir Abedi. "Henry Milner (ed.), Making Every Vote Count: Reassessing Canada’s Electoral System - Book Review" Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books Vol. 28 Iss. 5 (1999)
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