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Originally posted by Lukefj
3. The Bloc Quebecois came back ina major way winning more seats in Quebec than ever before by winning 55 of 70 seats. Will this set Canada up for another Referendum? It certainly does improve the chances; however, the question will be answered at the next Provincial election. If the Parti Quebecois wins the Provincial election and unseats the Liberals Provincially I think we will see another vote for independence (Let's pray no, it's bad for the economy and it's bad for the country).
Perhaps as their vote shares increase the leading parties will take notice and begin to incorporate some of their views...thsi is much more likely than actually obtaining a significant portion of the seats in the House.
“If Canada had been using some type of proportional representation, like most other major democracies, the election results would have been very different,” said Larry Gordon, executive director of Fair Vote Canada.
If seats had been awarded to parties on the basis of the votes they received, the Liberals, Bloc and Conservatives would have had fewer seats and the NDP and Green Party more seats. For example, rather than 135 seats, the Liberals would have received about 113. The NDP, rather than 19 seats would have had about 48. The Greens, rather than no seats, would have had about 12 seats.