NO MMP
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If you want your MPP to REPRESENT YOU to the GOVERNMENT, vote FOR DEMOCRACY and AGAINST MMP on OCTOBER 10.

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What people are saying about MMP...

"Parties are proportionally represented under MMP, but people aren't." - Billy Barnes, Toronto, ON

Who we are

  • Michael Ufford, Chair
  • Doug Lowry, Vice Chair
  • Christopher Twardawa, CFO
  • Edelgard Mahant, Membership Co-Director
  • Aaron Ginsberg, Membership Co-Director
  • Joseph Angolano, Media Director
  • David Graham, Web Director
  • Marie Heron, Vounteers Director
  • Sylvie Arend, Director
  • David Fleet, Director
  • Graham Sproule, Ottawa Regional Director
  • Martin Laplante, Ottawa Regional Director
  • Luke Field, Kingston Regional Director

Here is a list of prominent Ontarians who will vote to keep our current electoral system in the upcoming referendum.

  • David Peterson, former Liberal Premier of Ontario, 1987-1990
  • Ernie Eves, former PC Premier of Ontario, 2002-2003
  • Sheila Copps, former deputy Prime Minister, former Liberal MP for Hamilton East, Women and Minority Rights advocate, Sun Media Columnist
  • John Tory, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
  • John Baird, Minister of the Environment, Conservative MP for Ottawa West-Nepean
  • Diane Marleau, former Minister of Health, Public Works, International Cooperation, minister responsible for the Francophonie, Liberal MP for Sudbury
  • Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Liberal MPP for VaughanKingAurora
  • Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy, Liberal MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh
  • Steve Peters, Minister of Labour, Liberal MPP for ElginMiddlesexLondon
  • Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion, Liberal MMP for Ottawa West-Nepean
  • Charles Harnick, former Attorney General and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, former PC MPP for Willowdale
  • John Snobelen, former Minister of Education, former Minister of Natural Resources, former PC MPP for Mississauga West
  • Norm Sterling, former Attorney General and Minister for Transport, PC MPP for Lanark-Carleton
  • Frank Klees, former Minister of Transportation, PC MPP for Oak Ridges (candidate for Newmarket-Aurora)
  • Bob Delaney, Liberal MPP for Mississauga West (changed to Mississauga-Streetsville)
  • Lisa MacLeod, PC MPP for Nepean-Carleton
  • Carol Mitchell, Liberal MPP for Huron-Bruce
  • Tim Hudak, PC MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook
  • Toby Barrett, PC MPP for HaldimandNorfolkBrant
  • Scott Reid, Conservative MP for Lanark-Carleton
  • Ray Bonin, Liberal MP, Nickel Belt
  • Pierre Poilievre, Conservative MP for Nepean-Carleton
  • Derek Lee, Liberal MP for Scarborough-Rouge River
  • David Collenette, former Minister of Transport, Defence, Multiculuralism, former Liberal MP for York East and Don Valley East
  • Charles Caccia, former Minister of the Environment, Labour, former Liberal MP for Davenport
  • Senator David Smith, former Minister of State for Small Businesses and Tourism, former Liberal MP for Don Valley East
  • Dennis Timbrell, former minister for Energy, Health, and Agriculture, former PC MPP for Don Mills
  • George W. Taylor, former Solicitor General, former PC MPP for Simcoe Centre
  • Bernard C. Grandmaitre, former Minister of Revenue, Municipal Affairs, Francophone Affairs, former Liberal MPP for Ottawa East
  • Gordon Walker, former Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, former PC MPP for London South
  • Dennis Mills, former Liberal MP for Toronto-Danforth
  • Ron Atkey, former Minister for Employment and Immigration, former PC MP for St. Pauls.
  • Doug Lewis, former Minister of Transport, former PC MP for Simcoe North
  • Senator Lowell Murray, former Leader of the Government in the Senate
  • Doug Frith, Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, former Liberal MP for Sudbury
  • Larry McCormick, former Liberal MP, HastingsFrontenacLennox and Addington
  • Mike Crawley, President, Liberal Party of Canada, (Ontario wing)
  • Jim Breithaupt, former Liberal MPP for Kitchener
  • David Fleet, former Liberal MPP for High Park-Swansea
  • John L. Parker, former PC MPP for York West, current Toronto city councillor, Ward 26
  • Claudette Boyer, former Liberal MPP for Ottawa Vanier
  • Ron Kanter, former Liberal MMP for St. Andrew-St. Patrick
  • Allan Cutler, former federal Conservative candidate, Ottawa South
  • Sam Wakim, former federal PC MP, Don Valley East
  • Joe Hueglin, former PC MP, Niagara Falls
  • Aideen Nicholson, former Liberal MP, Trinity
  • Jacquelin Holzman, former Mayor of Ottawa
  • Tara Crugnale, PC candidate, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek
  • Rob Morley, PC Candidate, Huron-Bruce
  • Brent Cameron, Conservative, Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington

QUESTION

Does MMP give us better representation?

ANSWER

No it does not. In fact, the strength of our representation would weaken dramatically if MMP were to become our electoral system. Ontarians, compared to citizens in other provinces, are already the most poorly represented citizens in Canada.

It is not entirely certain who the 39 proportional or list MPPs that come from party lists represent. They might be considered to represent their political parties in the legislature. But we at NO MMP think that MPPs should represent citizens - people like you and me - from a real constituency, not the political parties who already have too much power in our democracy.

Some consider these list MPPs "at-large representatives" or "regional representatives". This will leave us with several MPPs who represent large and densely populated regions, but do not represent clearly defined ridings as it is under our current system. This makes it very difficult for citizens to identify which of the party list MPPs represents them. This will certainly dilute representation here in Ontario.

Who exactly do these list MPPs represent? MMP has no real answer. They sort of do not represent anyone, which means that there is less accountability and weaker democracy in Ontario.