My personal wishlist for the Coalition is that the NDP hold the line on the new government taking steps with respect to changing our system of voting to that of a modified proportional representation system.
One idea for the Coalition to consider: agree to test the waters, by having a citizens group come up with a method of modified proportional representation, and then hold a plebiscite in each province and territory. Of course, both the Yes and No sides should be adequately financed by the federal government …
If the required majority of votes are cast in a province, then institute proportional representation in that province. If any province does not produce the threshold votes, it continues with the current first past the post system.
However, the legislation should require a further plebiscite within two years after any general election held after the first plebiscite, in those provinces which did not reach the required threshold.
This will give voters there a chance to reconsider, after seeing what actually happened in the provinces which adopted the modified proportional representation system.