CBC's "Vote Compass" told me that I should vote for the NDP.
After I had looked through the results of my quiz, I realized that the NDP and the Green Party were very close to each other on most issues. Even the Liberals didn't seem to be too far off. When three out of four parties are so close to each other in terms of how they would run the country, why don't they form a coalition? At the moment they're allowing the conservatives to continue to gain a majority.
The "democratic" system, which divides the country into "constituencies" is truly a non-democratic way of representing our "country". I don't like being lumped into a "Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar" constituency, which represents a seat in parliament. If our political system was truly a democracy, the aggregate number of votes, across the country, would count for the number of seats in parliament. If the "parties" truly have a solid stance and plan for the future, it shouldn't matter who represents them. - E.g. Any other party member of the NDP should be able to stand in for Jack Layton, should he become physically incapable. -
Elections should not be separate.
The representative of our constituency does not truly represent us, as the federal election is separate from the provincial and municipal ones. If we were actually being represented locally, on a federal level, Don Atchison and Brad Wall would have seats in the federal parliament... But Don Atchison is not the mayor of "Saskatoon-Rosetwon-Biggar", is he?
Who organized this thing, that we call "the canadian government"?