Sunday, 12 May 2019

If Electoral Reform Had Happened...

Proponents of electoral reform couldn't help but reiterate their displeasure with the current First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system when commenting on last week's 338 seat projection, and the numbers certainly suggested they may have a point. The Conservative Party of Canada, then with an average support of 36.6% of Canadian voters according to the latest poll aggregate, was projected to win an average of 174 seats - just above the 170 seat threshold for a majority at the House of Commons.

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Here's an interesting exercise: what would the seat projection look like with current numbers if Canada had moved to a proportional representation (PR) system?

Read this article on Maclean's magazine website.

Philippe J. Fournier is the creator of Qc125 and 338Canada. He teaches physics and astronomy at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. For information or media request, please write to

Philippe J. Fournier est le créateur de Qc125 et 338Canada. Il est professeur de physique et d'astronomie au Cégep de Saint-Laurent à Montréal. Pour toute information ou pour une demande d'entrevue médiatique, écrivez à