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The evidence is clear—there are major drawbacks to other voting systems

Yesterday Prime Minister Trudeau changed his tune—for the time being, at least—on electoral reform, telling his newly appointed minister handling the issue, that “changing the electoral system will not be in your mandate.”The prime minister, who promised electoral reform during the 2015 campaign, justified the change by saying that “a clear preference for a new electoral system, let alone a consensus, has not emerged. Furthermore, without a clear preference or a clear question, a referendum would not be in Canada’s interest.”Changing the electoral system was always going to be more complicated than the promise made by the Liberals while campaigning.

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