PR would increase the rate of electoral participation

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A proportional system would certainly allow for an increase in the rate of electoral participation in a majority of ridings. With our current voting system, results in certain ridings are foregone conclusions, because they are bastions for certain parties and the results are predictable. For citizens who oppose these established parties, it becomes difficult to make their voices heard in Parliament, practically speaking, and this generates political cynicism, and may cause some to abstain from voting. Since everyone’s vote is really taken into account in a proportional system, Canadians would certainly be more inclined to vote. 


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