If it isn't broke don't fix it.
By: Nolan Albert
For Canadians dissatisfied with the current state of their democracy, replacing FPTP with PR is not the solution. As we have seen, PR produces governments that are unaccountable, unpredictable and inconsistent. And for anyone worried about strategic voting, that is as common under PR as FPTP. We should keep our current system for electing politicians and instead look for ways to improve their scope for independent action. Above all else, MPs must be answerable to the people who elected them.
Nolan Albert is a political science student at the University of Calgary. This is his grand-prize-winning entry to the 1st Annual Patricia Trottier and Gwyn Morgan Student Essay Contest.