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What people are saying about MMP...

"Everyone knows that this will lead to a more rigid party system and less accountability to the public." - Russell Hillier, Calgary, AB

Saturday October 06, 2007 at 14:45
Electoral reform rewards unelected

Saturday October 06, 2007 at 14:42
The wrong kind of electoral reform

Saturday October 06, 2007 at 14:37
Just say no to new election system

Saturday October 06, 2007 at 14:28
10 reasons to say no to MMP

Friday October 05, 2007 at 12:01
Why MMP shifts power from people to parties

Friday October 05, 2007 at 11:58
I'll be voting 'NO' for MMP

Friday October 05, 2007 at 11:55
MMP system seriously flawed

Friday October 05, 2007 at 11:55
MMP system is flawed

Friday October 05, 2007 at 11:51
First-past-the-post ain't broke

Friday October 05, 2007 at 11:49
A force for division

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:26
Electoral reform a backward step

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:23
Jonathan Kay on why Andrew Coyne is wrong about proportional representation

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:21
Would MMP be an upgrade?

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:20
MMP less fair

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:19
Vote no to new MMP system

Wednesday October 03, 2007 at 23:17
NDP leader says electoral reform proposal is doomed in Ontario

Sunday September 30, 2007 at 11:29
MMP proponent doubtful measure will be approved

Sunday September 30, 2007 at 11:29
Fearing the fringe

Sunday September 30, 2007 at 11:21
MMP only creates more problems

Friday September 28, 2007 at 09:33
Electoral system not broken

Friday September 28, 2007 at 09:32
Electoral system change a risky move

Friday September 28, 2007 at 09:31
Vote no to MMP

Friday September 28, 2007 at 09:30
Electoral system works fine

Friday September 28, 2007 at 09:29
Why I'm voting against MMP

Tuesday September 25, 2007 at 12:02
Dissenter says MMP would hurt democracy

Tuesday September 25, 2007 at 12:01
Mitchell campaigns on MMP

Monday September 24, 2007 at 00:22
Electoral reform takes the joy out of politics

Friday September 21, 2007 at 11:03
AEFO tells its members to vote NO to MMP

Friday September 21, 2007 at 11:00
Should we change the system?; No

Friday September 21, 2007 at 10:58
Former MPP calls electoral reform divisive

QUESTION

Is it better to always have minority governments? Wouldn't that be better for Ontario?

ANSWER

The Yes Side is telling the public that minority governments are better and will lead to improvement in politics in Ontario. Here's a quote from the Yes Side's literature:

"...because parties will be required to work with one another in coalitions to pass legislation, the system will reward cooperation, compromise and accountability in place of partisan rigidity, trivial bickering and narrow thinking".

Anyone with any common sense knows this is ridiculous. We have had minority governments at the federal level for some time and many people in the media as well as ordinary Canadians are complaining more and more about the rancour and uncivilized behaviour in Queen's Park.

It is a mistake to think an electoral system will change the nature of politics and politicians. As recent history has shown, minority governments have not taken away the bickering and partisan rancour that Canadians have been used to from our politicians.

Also, let us not forget that majority governments have produced very positive achievements, most notably the patriation of our Constitution.