Richard Johnston is the Canada Research Chair in public opinion, elections and representation at the University of British Columbia.

Articles by this author

A conservative case for electoral reform

Canada's first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system no longer fits the facts of our electoral scene, if it ever really did. This article therefore makes the case that fundamental change is overdue. Reflecting a reading of electoral …

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Canada’s baffling party system

The Canadian party system baffles outsiders and Canadians alike. Outsiders either cherry-pick details to suit a theory or just throw up their hands. Canadians wear the idiosyncrasy as a badge of honour; when looking for …

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