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

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"Independents cannot run in the lists of MMP, as they do not qualify as a political party. It is political discrimination and should be highly condemned." - Utsav Sanduja, Mississauga, ON

Welcome to the NO MMP web site.

Thank you and congratulations to all of you who voted to retain the current electoral system!

On next October 10th, as part of the next provincial election, Ontarians will be asked if they want to replace our current electoral system with a Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) form of voting. This site is designed to help you make your decision in this important Referendum. If we decide to change, we will have to live with that decision for a long, long time.

Please use this site to learn more about our current system and the pitfalls of MMP voting.

Main Objection:

To achieve the single goal of proportionality, the proposed MMP system shifts power from the local voter in ridings across Ontario to the power brokers at Queen's Park.

Specifically MMP would bring:

17 fewer local ridings, covering more territory, with less contact with your local representative

39 politicians chosen by other politicians ... not you

Closed door party deal-making for weeks after elections, to decide who governs the province

Tax dollars paying for 22 more politicians and their staff at Queen's Park

A confusing ballot and vote-counting system

A weaker, indecisive Ontario

Fringe parties holding the balance of power with 2 or 3 seats

On October 10th, vote to keep our present voting system!

QUESTION

Isn't MMP a lot more complicated than FPTP?

ANSWER

Yes it is. One of the greatest advantages of FPTP is that offers voters a simple choice to make in the ballot box. MMP gives the voter a more complicated choice to make in the ballot box.

There is empirical evidence that voters often do not understand MMP. In elections to the Scottish parliament, the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey in 2003 found that less than 40% of their respondents were answering questions about key aspects of MMP correctly. We feel that voters deserve an electoral system that all can understand so to help stop elites from getting further control of our democracy.