Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):
It is a separate thing. Proportional representation assures the representation of the minority, while the alternative vote makes sure that the majority of the constituents shall elect the member. This is the system that prevailed in most European countries until something happened recently. They have not yet accepted it in Great Britain, although a royal commission, I believe appointed by the Asquith government, reported in favour of both.
Subtopic: MEASURE RESPECTING FRANCHISE OF ELECTORS, ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AND PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF ELECTION DOCUMENTS