What is proportional representation?


Proportional representation (PR) just means that if a party gets 30% of the vote, they’ll get about 30% of the seats.

As a voter, you can vote for the candidate you truly support, instead of against someone you don’t want. Almost every voter ends up with an MLA they helped elect.

Parties must work together, so legislation has the support of a true majority. That means better policy decisions for everyone.

All systems of proportional representation for the Yukon keep strong local representation for Yukon’s communities, while delivering fair results for all Yukon voters.

Proportional Representation 101

PR 101 proportional representation 101 webinar

PR 101 webinar on the 15th of every month

Learn the basics: What’s wrong with winner-take-all systems? What is proportional representation (PR)? How would it strengthen our democracy?

Fair Vote Canada (the national campaign for proportional representation) offers PR 101 every month (except July and August). A half hour presentation is followed by questions and answers in a small group setting.

Offered on the 15th of each month (except July and August) at 10 AM MST (Yukon) if the date is on a weekend, and 5 PM MST if the date is during the week. Register for any of the upcoming sessions.