As we know, many Liberals and Ontarians alike care deeply about environmental sustainability. The Toronto Star ran this article by columnist Cameron Smith yesterday entitled, "A green thumb's up for electoral reform - A premier would be inclined to take the environment more seriously under proportional representation"
Here's an excerpt:
There are two reasons why proportional representation will benefit the environment.
The first is that a premier would be more inclined to make the environment a top priority.
Secondly, proportional representation will result in more minority governments and coalitions, which means responsibility for government policies would lie with more than one party.
The current system breeds instability. It's a blood sport, where opposition parties focus more on gaining power than on good government, largely because they have little hand in creating policies and have no commitment to them.
As a result, government policies often have a short life span. In the face of global warming, short-term, ever-changing policies are a recipe for disaster.