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Electoral Reform, or How New Zealand Got a Rastafari MP
Andray and Desmond speak to a former New Zealand politician about the electoral reform his country went through. Conservative strategist Jim Burnett thinks it would never work in Canada.
November 30, 2015

The Liberal government has promised to get rid of our current voting system, but they haven’t committed yet to a specific replacement.

By listener request, Andray and Desmond take a look at what electoral reform might look like. Alex Kruize, a former political candidate from New Zealand, talks about the electoral reform his country adopted. Conservative strategist Jim Burnett thinks change shouldn’t – and won’t – come to Canada’s polling stations.

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