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...

"Not only are the decoy lists filled with candidates by politicians in an unaccountable, unelected fashion, the list is also ordered by the politicians year after year" - Steve Neil, Ottawa, 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

How does the proposed MMP model distribute the list seats?

ANSWER

The list seats will be distributed on a province-wide list tier. This is different from other MMP countries like Germany that divide up their lists into regions.

This means that the list seats can be distributed in any way that political parties deem necessary or politically expedient. They can decide to put all their seats in Toronto, or any other part of the province. There is no provision in this proposal to make political parties distribute the 39 seats evenly across Ontario.

Under this MMP proposal, there is no mechanism to ensure that the 39 party list MPPs are distributed evenly throughout Ontario, thus ensuring weaker accountability. The only way to ensure that is to fix representatives to a specific constituency, just like in our current system."