Citizens are real losers in Vancouver elections

Spencer McKay wrote an opinion piece for The Province:

Once again Vancouver’s elections have failed to produce a city council that represents its citizens. Vision Vancouver received twice as many council seats as the NPA did. This is a problem since Vision council candidates won 32 per cent of the vote while NPA council candidates won 33 per cent. This discrepancy gave Vision a majority of seats on council, which means that it has the power to make many council decisions by itself, although the party was only supported by 32 per cent of voters.

Vancouver’s elections consistently produce these types of unfair outcomes.


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