Nunavut – No Political Parties – Consensus Government

Today Nunavut goes to the polls. What is fascinating about Nunavut is that is has no political parties. It is a “consensus government.”

“Nunavut will have no political parties at the territorial level. Instead, the legislative assembly of the new territory will operate on the basis of consensus politics. Like the aboriginal decision-making system it mimics, the legislative assembly’s decisions will be made according to the consensus of the majority of its members rather than political party lines. Political parties exist in Nunavut only for the purposes of supporting candidates running in federal elections.”

All candidates are Independents. Nunavut seems to run well. Why do we need parties in the rest of Canada?