Barry Kay's blog

It’s time to change how Canadians vote

It is a fair observation that the federal Liberals' discussion of a ranked preferential ballot to replace the current plurality electoral system, popularly known as first-past-the-post, is a proposal that likely favours their party. What should also be acknowledged is that the other parties are also pushing proposals that favour their interests, too.

Polling increasingly difficult numbers game

Published Oct. 20, 2015, on Yahoo News.

What you expected to happen on election night depended entirely on who you asked and when you asked.

The NDP was within reach of forming government; or there was a dead heat; or the Conservatives were pulling ahead; or the Liberals were surging.

The numbers game is an increasingly difficult one for pollsters who try and gauge voter intentions.