Ford’s false majority



For people concerned that changing our voting system will give fringe parties too much influence, look at what our current winner-take-all-system gave Ontario: Doug Ford.

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Had Ontario had a proportional system, he would have to consult; instead, his false majority allows him to rashly invoke the notwithstanding clause to get his way on gerrymandering Toronto City Council size in the midst of a municipal election.

Our voting system delivers fairness only by chance. Should we think democracy is a lottery?

No voting system is perfect, but better is possible.

Linda Hoechstetter, Roberts Creek

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