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What people are saying about MMP...

"More importantly- why should we change a system which has led to stable government for hundreds of years?" - Mark Krass, Toronto, 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

How does the MMP proposal differ from our current electoral system?

ANSWER

The MMP proposal that all Ontarians will vote on in the October 10 referendum will mark a great change in the way citizens of Ontario elect their representatives.

Under MMP, the voter will be given two votes. They can vote for a local candidate as they would do under our current system, and they also vote for the individual parties as well.

Under the proposed model, the Ontario legislature will consist of 129 seats. Local constituency races will determine 90 of those seats, as it is under the current electoral system. But the other 39 seats will be proportional or list seats and will be used to top up parties' seat totals so that the proportion of seats that each party gets corresponds to the proportion of votes that each party gets in the party vote. If a party fails to get 3% of the overall vote, they will not receive any seats in the legislature.