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OPINION: Some logic on electoral reform, please

Political scientist Christopher Kam says arguments for electoral reform are full of misconceptions.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and family leave a polling station after voting in Montreal, Quebec on Monday, October 19, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Thanks to an election promise from the incoming Liberals, advocates for electoral reform are already celebrating the death of our first-past-the-post system of electing MPs, and imagining what the country will look like without it. 

They imagine a truly democratic future for Canada, where voters are liberated to vote for the party of their choice.

But when political scientist Christopher Kam hears those arguments, he hears a failure of political logic.

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