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Case: Canadian Cabinet Ministers

Participant: Observer

Overall Ranking of Proposals


This is the calculated overall ranking. [full explanation below]

Acceptable

The average acceptance level for all these proposals exceeds the specified threshold, so the following proposals are acceptable as a resolution in this negotiation. [full explanation below]

[Show descriptions of acceptable proposals]
Ranking level Percent voters
who support
Proposal Incompatible with proposals
1  (Most preferred) 58 Proposal 12: Minister of Finance: Ferguson (Liberal) [details] Proposals 11, 13
[incompatibility details]
2 42 Proposal 1: Prime Minister: Hanson (Conservative) [details] Proposals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
[incompatibility details]
3 58 Proposal 15: Minister of Foreign Affairs: Lambert (Liberal) [details] Proposals 14, 16, 17
[incompatibility details]
4 42 Proposal 18: Minister of Labour: Abbott (Conservative) [details] Proposals 19, 20, 21
[incompatibility details]
5 58 Proposal 38: Minister of Industry: Thomas (Green) [details] Proposals 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
[incompatibility details]
6 42 Proposal 22: Minister of National Defence: Macdonald (Conservative) [details] Proposals 23, 24, 25, 26
[incompatibility details]
7 58 Proposal 31: Minister of Transport: Thomas (Green) [details] Proposals 27, 28, 29, 30, 32
[incompatibility details]
8 42 Proposal 8: Minister of Agriculture: Macdonald (Conservative) [details] Proposals 10, 9
[incompatibility details]

Unpopular

According to the rankings of all voting participants, the following proposals are not popular enough to be accepted in this negotiation. [full explanation below]

Ranking level Percent voters
who support
Proposal Incompatible with proposals
9 (estimated) 17 Proposal 24: Minister of National Defence: Beaudin (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 22, 23, 25, 26
[incompatibility details]
10 (estimated) 17 Proposal 36: Minister of Industry: Beaudin (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 33, 34, 35, 37, 38
[incompatibility details]
11 (estimated) 17 Proposal 29: Minister of Transport: Deschamps (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 27, 28, 30, 31, 32
[incompatibility details]

Incompatible

The following proposals are incompatible with the acceptable proposals.

Ranking level Percent voters
who support
Proposal Incompatible with proposals
12 42 Proposal 11: Minister of Finance: Abbott (Conservative) [details] Proposals 12, 13
[incompatibility details]
13 17 Proposal 13: Minister of Finance: Beaudin (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 11, 12
[incompatibility details]
14 58 Proposal 2: Prime Minister: Ferguson (Liberal) [details] Proposals 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
[incompatibility details]
15 17 Proposal 3: Prime Minister: Deschamps (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
[incompatibility details]
16 58 Proposal 4: Prime Minister: Nash (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
[incompatibility details]
17 42 Proposal 5: Prime Minister: Thompson (Conservative) [details] Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
[incompatibility details]
18 58 Proposal 6: Prime Minister: Lambert (Liberal) [details] Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
[incompatibility details]
19 17 Proposal 7: Prime Minister: Duceppe (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
[incompatibility details]
20 42 Proposal 14: Minister of Foreign Affairs: Thompson (Conservative) [details] Proposals 15, 16, 17
[incompatibility details]
21 17 Proposal 16: Minister of Foreign Affairs: Deschamps (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 14, 15, 17
[incompatibility details]
22 58 Proposal 17: Minister of Foreign Affairs: Nash (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 14, 15, 16
[incompatibility details]
23 58 Proposal 19: Minister of Labour: Johnston (Liberal) [details] Proposals 18, 20, 21
[incompatibility details]
24 17 Proposal 20: Minister of Labour: Picard (Bloc Québécois) [details] Proposals 18, 19, 21
[incompatibility details]
25 58 Proposal 21: Minister of Labour: Bell (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 18, 19, 20
[incompatibility details]
26 42 Proposal 33: Minister of Industry: Macdonald (Conservative) [details] Proposals 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
[incompatibility details]
27 42 Proposal 34: Minister of Industry: Hanson (Conservative) [details] Proposals 33, 35, 36, 38
[incompatibility details]
28 58 Proposal 35: Minister of Industry: Graham (Liberal) [details] Proposals 33, 34, 36, 37, 38
[incompatibility details]
29 58 Proposal 37: Minister of Industry: Martin (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 33, 35, 36, 38
[incompatibility details]
30 58 Proposal 23: Minister of National Defence: Graham (Liberal) [details] Proposals 22, 24, 25, 26
[incompatibility details]
31 58 Proposal 25: Minister of National Defence: Martin (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 22, 23, 24
[incompatibility details]
32 42 Proposal 26: Minister of National Defence: Thomas (Green) [details] Proposals 22, 23, 24
[incompatibility details]
33 42 Proposal 27: Minister of Transport: Hanson (Conservative) [details] Proposals 28, 29, 31, 32
[incompatibility details]
34 58 Proposal 28: Minister of Transport: Ferguson (Liberal) [details] Proposals 27, 29, 30, 31, 32
[incompatibility details]
35 58 Proposal 30: Minister of Transport: Martin (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 28, 29, 31, 32
[incompatibility details]
36 58 Proposal 32: Minister of Transport: Adams (Green) [details] Proposals 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
[incompatibility details]
37 58 Proposal 9: Minister of Agriculture: Graham (Liberal) [details] Proposals 10, 8
[incompatibility details]
38  (Most disliked) 58 Proposal 10: Minister of Agriculture: Bell (New Democratic) [details] Proposals 8, 9
[incompatibility details]

If you do not like this calculated overall ranking, change the ranking of these proposals in your ranking list, or add new proposals (and rank them high), or indicate which proposals are incompatible with other proposals.

About acceptable proposals

The proposals ranked as acceptable are categorized as positive (acceptable) by enough voters, with “enough” defined such that the average acceptance percentage exceeds the threshold percentage indicated below.  If some participants do not think these acceptable proposals would constitute a fair resolution, then more proposals may need to be added, or the existing proposals need to be ranked differently.  If some of the acceptable proposals are incompatible with one another, some incompatibility voting is also needed.  If enough participants are happy with the acceptable proposals, combine the descriptions of the acceptable proposals into a contract and ask the participants if they are willing to accept the contract as a resolution to this negotiation case.

About unpopular proposals

The unpopular proposals are not popular enough to be acceptable.  If you believe a proposal does not belong here, either rank it higher or create two or more proposals that split up independent parts of this proposal.  Also consider explaining to other participants why you think they should rank it higher.

About incompatible proposals

The incompatible proposals are incompatible with the acceptable proposals.  Incompatibility is determined by how many participants voted to indicate incompatibility, with the threshold determined by the incompatibility percentage number indicated below.  If a proposal in this category is not really incompatible with any acceptable proposals, participants should change their incompatibility votes.  Or if the administrator has designated the proposal as incompatible, ask the administrator to reconsider this designation.

Threshold numbers for acceptance and incompatibility

Majority threshold: 7 votes out of 12 (calculated from 51%)

Minority threshold percentage: 20%

Acceptance criteria (either “average” or “each”): Average

Incompatibility vote threshold percentage: 70%

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