December 12, 2011
While winning 64% of the popular vote, the Saskatchewan Party gained 84.5% of the seats in the November 7th provincial election. With this result, Saskatchewan joins the list of provinces this year that have seen widely distorted electoral results due to our 'first-past-the-post' electoral system. In this SaskNotes, Don Mitchell takes a look at the prospects for electoral reform in Saskatchewan.
Don Mitchell is a Moose Jaw city councillor, a former community development worker and a long time writer, researcher and activist on issues of the left. He is also an acting co-chair of the Fair Vote Canada Saskatchewan chapter, author of “The Politics of Food” and a former federal candidate for the New Democratic Party.