Let's take this from the macro party level to the individual micro level. What MP got 50% or more of the vote in his or her riding?
Let's see, PM Harper first:
Wow! 72.9 percent of the vote goes to PM Harper.
How about Dion, remember to deduct at least 9% because he had no Green candidate running against him:
Yikes, he barely makes it over 50% in a very Liberal riding. Next up Duceppe, the darling of the separatists:
Yikes, another squeaker, by .3%, what a strong leader! HA! Let's not forget Layton, bet he wiped the floor with all the leaders....
Well, well, well, only 45% Jack? Does this mean you should not remain leader of the NDP, after all, you didn't get 50% support from your own riding let alone the country!
Check out Elections Canada to see if your MP would make the 50% rule being applied to the Conservative party. Let's get rid of all MP's who did not get 50% of the vote in their riding. If you can not win 50% in your own home town, how can you be expected to represent all voters in your area.
Thanks to this poster on CTV for making me think about the micro view:
Ian in Sask
Mr. Layton is telling all of Canada that Mr. Harper should not be Prime Minister because he did not receive over 50% of the popular vote. Using that logic why is he representing his riding when he, himself did not receive over 50% of the popular vote. I guess the candidates he ran against should form a coalition and represent that riding.
I knew micro economics would come in handy someday!