Facts don’t, though. Canada’s 2021 election saw a government (re)formed with the lowest popular vote in recent times — 32.6% (5,556,629) and 1.1% (190,781) lower than the 2nd place party at 33.7% (5,747,410).
Using the Gallagher Index
(Least squares of difference - LSq) of assessing vote proportionality, ie. how close representation came to the proportionality of the overall vote, Canada actually is quantitatively worse (and worsening) compared to the United States.
In 2015, Canada’s 42nd Election had a GI of 12.02. In 2016, in the United States the Presidential vote has a GI of 9.34 and the Congress a GI of 5.25. (Ref: the art’s .pdf below, with embedded links to related refs.)
So in 2016, the Canadian parliamentary Special Committee on Electoral Reform
assesses that a fairer electoral system should have a GI of 5 or less. Buuuut…PMJT & Co. do the math and realize that the higher the GI the more likely they stay in power because they benefit from disproportionate representation (ie. Getting WAY more seats than #2, even though they had lower popular vote). Worsening GI of 12.01 in 2015 (Majority), then 12.74 (Minority) in 2019, then even less proportional in 2021 - 13.4.
At this rate of LPC ensconcement, I don’t think we’ll ever see electoral reform. The Liberals
have it too good, and the Conservatives continue to help them with their inability to increase vote effectiveness.