Alternative Vote is a voting system proposed by some as a "fix" for
many elections in Canada. It's also known as Instant
Runoff Voting (IRV), ranked choice voting, or preferential
single-member districts or ridings.
Alternative Vote doesn't address the problems in our current voting
system - it's just another winner-take-all
encourages strategic voting, denies the fundamental democratic principle
of equal representation for each voter, and distracts from the goal of
proportional representation. AV will deny Canadians the representation
they want and deserve.
The problems with the Alternative Vote are well documented on this site. All of the same problems would be present at the municipal level, and supporting AV there would be the thin of the wedge for spreading AV to other levels of government and derailing real reform.