Local Proportional Representation (Local PR) is an electoral system designed specifically for Canada.
Learn more about the Goals of Local PR.
Local PR works by grouping 4-7 existing ridings into a region. Voters in the region elect the best MPs to represent the region as a whole, but with a guarantee that each riding will have one locally-nominated MP.
Local PR ballots give voters a lot of flexibility. Ideally, voters will rank several candidates from the region in order of preference. However, voters who prefer to keep it simple can just put an X beside their favourite candidate.
Learn more about How Local PR Works.
Local PR, as described above, delivers pretty good proportionality (Gallagher Index < 5 on a wide variety of scenarios). However, to make the proportionality even better, we envision adding a small number of compensatory (“top-up”) MPs at a later date.