Should we change the way we elect our legislative representatives?
It's a question that Ontarians will face when they head to the polls on Oct. 10th, with the inclusion of a referendum question on the ballot. Stick with the traditional electoral system, known as first-past-the-post? Or choose an alternative method such as mixed-member-proportional (MMP), where each party also receives a number of seats based on the percentage of overall votes it earns?
It's a debate that other provinces have had before B.C. and P.E.I. held referendums on proportional representation in 2005. Neither passed. It's also an issue that many reform-minded federal politicians have championed as well.
There seems to be a movement that says we need to fix the way we vote. Do you think we need electoral reform and if so what form should it take?