Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ontario: Pushing for voting reform


From the news release:

“The goal here is accountability. Ontarians are sick and tired of politicians who don’t keep promises and don’t represent their constituents’ interests,” said Tasha Kheiriddin, CTF Ontario Director. “We need a Parliament that more accurately reflects voters’ intentions, and allows for less party discipline and more democracy.”

The current government holds 70 per cent of the seats in the Legislature, yet garnered only 46.5 per cent of the popular vote. These kinds of disparities have manifested themselves over the past six elections; the lowest percentage of votes obtained to form a majority government was 37.6 per cent by the NDP...

Read the report...

1 comment:

reasoned_approach said...

the CTF wrote:

“The goal here is accountability. Ontarians are sick and tired of politicians who don’t keep promises and don’t represent their constituents’ interests,” said Tasha Kheiriddin, CTF Ontario Director. “We need a Parliament that more accurately reflects voters’ intentions..."

so when the SaskParty starts publicly moving to the political middle in order to more accurately reflect the voice of the people, you would support that?

when the Government of Canada chooses to not go to war in Iraq because the majority of the population says no, you would agree with that?

CTF You Tube Channel

Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Fan Box