Eduard Hiebert

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All across Canada, at the federal and provincial level, there is an extensive and growing gap between what the citizens of Canada want and what our elected do.  This gap, particularly among those who have an interest in avoiding clarity and accountability, is more popularly described by the less specific term, the "democratic deficit".  And regardless of which term is used, the consequence of this gap contributes to a pool of winners and losers. (A more extensive introduction why electoral reform is needed, please see the analyses of the 2006 federal election and supporting data 2006 Federal election outcome in all 308 voting districts.)

Once the dots are connected between the "democratic deficit" - "the gap between the electorate and the elected" - AND the recognition that within our parliamentary form of government, that a minority of Canadians represented by say a popular vote of 40% can and frequently do enjoy electoral outcomes that include a "majority of seats" in parliament, in other words a phony majority, its an easy next step to recognise the need for true and genuine electoral reform as an appropriate measure by which to close the gap between the electorate and the elected! 

Focusing on that next step, "you can not fix something if you do not know what is broken... you can not fix a bicycle tire if you do not know where the hole is.  We can not fix our election system with certainty, without knowing where the holes are that allow minorities to control the majorities."

This quote formed the opening paragraph to the paper I submitted to the 2007 Ontario Citizen Assembly on Electoral Reform which, first pinpointed the democratic hole, not only in the current electoral system, but also the "Mixed Member Proportional" system that Ontario's "Citizen Assembly", through a heavy handed process, came to "recommend", but my paper went on to show how, through a very small change to the present system, the hole in the present system, could all but be eliminated.

FPTP bad!  MMP worse!!  "Vote 1, 2, 3..." better!!! Stops vote-splits, overruns & phony majorities provides a brief step by step logically reasoned argument, using a common basis, by which all three systems, can be examined, compared, and properly stacked up, one against the other.  An analyses which the Ontario Citizen Assembly's leadership refused to conduct.

List Of Resources

Analysis of Elections and  Election Outcomes (Spreadsheet)

Analysis of Elections Election Outcomes (Spreadsheet)
Introductory Background to
Electoral Reform and analyses of
Federal Election (Jan) 2006
All Candidates, all 308 districts
Notes on content and use
xls - 302 kb
csv - 127 kb
Saskatchewan 2007 (Nov)
general election (GE)
All Candidates, all 58 districts
Notes on content and use
xls - 157 kb
csv - 44 kb
Ontario 2007 (Oct) GE
Where is McGuinty's landslide?
All Candidates, all 107 districts
Notes on content and use
xls - 258 kb
csv - 69 kb

Manitoba 2007 (May) GE
Landslide? or Doer Lucky?

All Candidates, all 57 districts
Notes on content and use
xls - 75 kb
csv - 22 kb

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