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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...

"MMP acknowledges the strength of parties and legitimises it by giving parties still greater power, reducing the number of ridings, making it still more difficult for independent candidates to win, and creating a whole list of completely illegitimate MPPs accountable to noone but their parties" - David Graham, Guelph, ON

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

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.