The Foundation for Democratic Advancement (FDA) concludes that the Canadian federal electoral system is mediocre as determined by the overall unsatisfactory passing audit score of 64.49 percent (out of 100 percent). FDA auditors measured
- Failing score for legislation pertaining to media election coverage (47.35 percent).
- Unsatisfactory score for legislation pertaining to candidates and parties (58.93 percent).
- Satisfactory score for legislation pertaining to voters (73.52 percent).
- Very satisfactory score for legislation pertaining to electoral finance (78.15 percent).
"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
2013 FDA Global Electoral Fairness Report on Canada