The Premier’s comments regarding electoral reform show that the process is biased against mixed member proportional representation. It seems that he is pushing to keep first-past-the-post but with a preferential balloting method in place.
- The Guardian – Feb 6, 2016 – Wade MacLauchlan’s comments leave electoral reform on life support
- Then the premier fired holiday broadside after broadside into the belly of the electoral reform ship, sending it careening towards rocky shoals. “I’m not a believer in proportional representation. I think it would give us minority governments in perpetuity . . . we have an active and effective democracy . . . we shouldn’t be trying to upset the apple cart or to completely change what has been a system that, frankly, has people engaged.”