Electoral Reform: A Case of Orchestrated Failure?

Natalie Brunet Shortly after coming to power, the federal Liberal government announced in their Speech from the Throne that 2015 would be the “last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post [FPTP] voting system.”  Motivation for change The main argument advanced against FPTP systems is that they often produce significant distortion between the number of seats…

The rise of the post-factual democracy: A look at Brexit

Jonathan Kates Human disaster. Although the tweet was only a Photoshop edit, it is an apt description of a post-Brexit David Cameron. The morning following a lifeless “Remain” campaign that resulted in a narrow 52-48 per cent victory for the Leave campaign, Cameron resigned as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. This instigated a tumultuous period…