Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Your Prime Minister
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is worth a million. How a country as great as Canada can elect a leader like Stephen Harper is beyond me.
All you need to know about how much Stephen Harper cares about you as a Canadian can be found in his official policy regarding the death penalty:
* Has recently changed its policy so that Canada will no longer fight to reverse the death sentences of Canadians facing execution in foreign countries.
Nice work Canada. Thank God for the minority government.
On a side note, is there any chance that the Conservatives get elected in a two-round voting system?
The two-round system (also known as the second ballot or runoff voting) is a voting system used to elect a single winner. Under runoff voting, the voter simply casts a single vote for their favourite candidate. However, if no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes, then all candidates, except the two with the most votes, are eliminated, and a second round of voting occurs.
I don't think there's any way that people who vote Liberal / NDP / Green are voting Conservative in the second round of voting in their respective ridings. And considering the Conservatives only recieved about 35% of the national vote, I really think the two-round system (completely different from the U.S. two-party system, which might be the worst political system this side of dictatorship) would go a long way in better reflecting the proportional vote.
Is it time for electoral reform in Canada? It's certainly something to think about.