Appendix 1: A Look at the Evidence

Click here for the PDF version of this document Why Proportional Representation? This appendix summarizes results from comparative research comparing the performance of the two main families of voting systems: winner-take-all and proportional representation (PR). We...

Appendix 2: Myths and Facts about PR

Click here for a PDF version of this document As the all-party committee consults with Canadians about which values and features are important to them in a new electoral system, it is to the benefit of everyone to ground the conversation in facts. Will MPs be...

Appendix 3: Most Democracies Moving To PR

Click here for a PDF version of this document In 2005, Joseph Colomer looked at 219 elections in 87 countries from 1874 on and found that the trend over time was clearly towards proportional representation. He writes that today, “more than four-fifths of today‚Äôs...

Appendix 5: Electoral Reform Timetable

Click here for a PDF version of this document FVC has been paying close attention to the electoral reform timetable because most PR reform options would require some degree of redistricting. The Liberal platform promised to enact electoral reform legislation doing...