Proportional Representation

Fact Checker

The Fact Checker investigates claims made about proportional representation.

Claim Proportional representation is complicated and confusing . . . > More detail and Video

Claim: You won’t have a local MP. > More detail

Claim Political parties will appoint your MPs from party lists. > More detail 

Claim Proportional representation creates instability. > More detail and Video

Claim Voter turnout is higher with PR. > More detail 

Claim Proportional Representation is about power the NDP and Green Party. > More detail 

Claim Fringe parties can get elected with a tiny percentage of the vote. > More detail 

Claim Extremists will have more power. > More detail 

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