The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Down Under's on top

Globe and Mail national-affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson describes the way Australia elects its government.

This is good reading for those Canadians who are frustrated at our electoral system, Parliament, and everything else, who are looking for ways to change the system. It's especially interesting to note how they pick their Senators (proportional representation) and Representatives (preferential ballot.) The added bonus is that every Representative has to be acceptable to at least one-half of the voters in the constituency; if not the first choice, then a second or third choice.

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