Friday, November 30, 2007

Sore Winners

The message that the Toronto Star has today for Fair Vote Ontario is essentially this: Electoral reform was handily defeated this time, the No forces are untouchable, now don't you dare bring this up again!!!

Those against electoral reform might feel vindicated in their victory, but I think deep down they know that some sort of proportional representation will come up for a vote in jurisdictions again and again - and once it passes in one place in Canada the floodgates will open. The supporters of first-past-the-post know this, so instead of saying "bring it on, we'll beat you again," they try desperately to make the idea go away for ever.

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