How typical of the Liberal Party for taking credit for using something they say is new but really is tried and true.
Yukon New Democrats have used preferential balloting on numerous occasions since the mid-80s, most notably in the nomination contest in 1987 that elected the Yukon’s most distinguished and credible member of Parliament ever, Audrey McLaughlin.
The process was even better – the ballot box went to Yukon communities so that all members, no matter how small their number, could vote in person, and so the public could meet and hear all the candidates as well.
Preferential balloting and travelling nominations are standard practice for the NDP, which has also employed them often for territorial candidate selection.
As to the bigger question of proportional representation, the Liberals are against it while the NDP Official Opposition is staunchly in favour. Real change to this and many other things will only occur with a Tom Mulcair NDP federal government.
Now, about the Senate…