Parliamentary Democracy can work, looks like.

[An edited version of this text also appeared in the Montreal Gazette] I have an ask of my fellow progressives: get behind David Cameron. At the end of the debate and vote in the British parliament tonight (which expressed opposition to the government’s desire to intervene militarily in Syria), Prime Minister David Cameron said the following:

On strategic voting:

Before getting into the nuances for this election, let me first state what I have been for years about this “option”. Over time, it’s poison for a democracy. The government will never represent its people if they never vote for who they actually want. [A second part of this is our electoral system that needs to…