Canada’s current electoral system is refereed to as “first past the post system”. This system works by seeing which candidate wins the most the highest number of votes in each riding and whoever that is represents that seat in the house of commons. Some people have a problem with this because candidates can win there seats with less than 50 percent of the votes. Although a popular alternative to this system is called proportional representation. This benefits smaller parties that win a large share of overall votes. This systems elects multiple members in each district with seats assigned each party’s share of the district.

Ways to make change

There are 3 types of ways you can make a change lobbying, petitions or civil disobedience.

An example of  a civil disobedience case  is after Montreal made an anti  protest law increase and restrictions on protests, the new bill outraged many so Montreal citizens appeared on balcony’s and lawns and banged pots and pans every night at 8 pm.

An example of a successful petition is the petition in BC to make it illegal in to declaw cats.The site informed people on the dangers of it and got 91,096 people to sign it and it is now illegal in BC.

An example of lobbying is in 1991 Greenpeace and other organizations lobbied and got the government to agree to a 50-year old ban of mineral exploitation on the continent.