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Le système électoral canadien ne connaît pas la proportionnelle. (Plus ici.) Selon FairVote.ca, suite aux récentes élections qui ont donné un gouvernement minoritaire à Harper (la situation à laquelle il tentait d’échapper par ailleurs), des milliers de votants ne sont pas représentés :

The chief victims of the October 14 federal election were:
– Green Party: 940,000 voters supporting the Green Party sent no one to Parliament, setting a new record for the most votes cast for any party that gained no parliamentary representation. By comparison, 813,000 Conservative voters in Alberta alone were able to elect 27 MPs.
– Prairie Liberals and New Democrats: In the prairie provinces, Conservatives received roughly twice the vote of the Liberals and NDP, but took seven times as many seats.
– Urban Conservatives: Similar to the last election, a quarter-million Conservative voters in Toronto elected no one and neither did Conservative voters in Montreal.
– New Democrats: The NDP attracted 1.1 million more votes than the Bloc, but the voting system gave the Bloc 50 seats, the NDP 37.