“Electoral reform: a primer”

CBC News sets out a very brief summary of some of the alternatives that will be studied by the Parliamentary committee looking into electoral reform: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/electoral-reform-types-1.3577721

The “benefits” and “drawbacks” descriptions are unfortunately very lazily done. If journalists are going to explore the strengths and weaknesses of electoral systems it deserves much more detail and evidence than a couple summary statements or quotes lifted from supporters or opponents of particular systems. Better to not have added this at all and leave the serious policy analysis to those who do it justice.

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