Friday, October 5, 2007

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Why can't we just give MPPs more power to vote freely at Queen's Park and ignore the flaws in our existing voting system?

Power and control have evolved so tightly in the leaders' offices at Queen's Park. Despite the good intentions of some opposition leaders, substantial parliamentary reform remains a distant dream.

Mixed Member Proportional won't solve all of our democratic problems, but it sure will present the opportunity for greater party cooperation. Politicians will have to work together for the good of the province. The new system will ensure that any legislation that passes into law be supported by parties that represent over 50% of the people.

A healthy division of powers at the provincial level would be a welcome relief. And we know that government kept on its toes is the best kind of government of all.

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