Study found that PR countries tend to finance extra spending by running larger deficits.
Liberal members of committee argued against referendum recommendation.
The issue of electoral reform received very little attention during the 2015 campaign.
From 1997 and 2015, had federal elections took place under an Alternative Vote system, the Liberals would have been the only party to benefit each election.
The prime minister seemingly favours an alternative vote system—the system Canadians likely understand the least.
Under proportional representation, voters effectively provide a sample of their opinions and the parties decide who will govern.
Countries with PR electoral systems had average central government spending of 29.2 per cent (of GDP) compared to 23.5 per cent in majoritarian/plurality countries.
The federal government wants to reform Canada’s electoral system, with a committee now investigating options.