Through inclusion, “Birmingham education system doubles its effectiveness,” Jeff Bateman reported on CBC Radio Whitehorse on June 12.
Why don’t Canada and Yukon have inclusive voting systems? The often violent protests in the world are based on people wanting to be included in how they are governed. They want truly representative democracy. Protests in Canada and Yukon have the same basis.
Is Canada a truly representative democracy? Definitely not. Truly representative democracy is impossible under Canada’s present voting system. Half the votes cast in any election are not represented in all ridings; only votes for the winning candidates are represented. If you don’t vote for the winner in your riding, your vote is not represented.
Before 2005, I hadn’t been aware that voters who didn’t vote for the winning candidate could have an effect on the election outcome.
If all votes had an effect, Canada and Yukon would have representative democracy. With representative democracy, the present false majority governments would be replaced by minority governments that require inclusive collaboration. Success of incumbents in the next election would be based on how effectively they collaborated in their past term of office. Government and opposition would have reason to work collaboratively.
Why are we not looking at ways to have a more inclusive voting system?
Because governments of both Canada and Yukon refuse to open the topic of improvement to our voting systems. Why do they refuse to look at our voting system? Only government MPs and MLAs can answer that question. If you want to know, your government MP and MLA can tell you.