Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I hadn’t really thought of that quote in the context of electoral politics before watching Christy Clark in the eloquent video below, but it applies well in this context. If we continue with a broken, divisive electoral system, why would we expect anything better than broken, divisive politics?
I’m not a Canadian citizen, so I don’t get to vote in the provincial election and referendum on electoral reform next week. In some ways I’m glad I don’t have to choose between the current dichotomy – neither option would be particularly palatable. For those who are eligible to vote, please watch this video, get informed, then vote for BC-STV in the referendum. We deserve better from politics in BC, and BC-STV is the tool we need to help achieve that.
Edited to remove links to stv.ca as it looks like the domain name hasn’t been renewed and is now full of junk. Also, at the time of writing I wasn’t a Canadian citizen, but since someone asked, I am now.