Rex Murphy: Discontent with FPTP is mainly a manufactured discontent, advanced by the players — not the voters

It is widely reported that the Trudeau Liberals are backing down on their steamroller approach to what they are pleased to call “electoral reform.” The Bloc Québécois and Green members of the government’s panel on electoral reform will now have voting rights. This means the Liberals, with five members, will hold a minority on the 12-person panel.

Nonetheless I challenge the notion that accepting a more broadly based committee qualifies as “backing down.” It should be read only as less arrogant than what they have been doing on this subject up to now.

I stand by FPTP, even if it did allow for the election of PM Useful Idiot, anything else is just chicanery by careerist hacks looking to hold on to the perqs of office.

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