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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What people are saying about MMP...

"Well see here we're coming to one of the weaknesses in the MMP system that it does become quite hard for tough decisions to be taken which may be in the public interest" - Helen Clark, New Zealand Prime Minister

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

I am concerned with some problems in FPTP but I do have some concerns with this MMP proposal. What should I do?

ANSWER

You should vote NO to MMP! We are a big tent movement. A lot of us feel that FPTP is fine, but a lot of us also feel that changes would be beneficial to the electoral system. But we all feel that this MMP proposal is a step in the wrong direction for Ontario. We must get democratic renewal right in Ontario, and not make a mistake by implementing this MMP proposal!