Support a citizen-led, evidence-based process for electoral reform in Toronto
photo credit: John Vetterli
It’s clear that first-past-the-post causes the same problems in Toronto as it does at the provincial and federal levels:
City Council is currently looking at changing how we elect them. Fair Vote Canada congratulates Toronto’s City Manager and City Clerk for recommending that Council undertake a detailed analysis of all the options, underlining the desirability of “extensive public consultation”. A citizen-led, evidence-based review of Toronto’s entire election framework and process should go hand in hand with enabling legislation that gives a full range of choices to Ontario’s municipalities.
All Torontonians, and all of the evidence, deserve to be heard. But it might not happen without your help…
Who’s Supporting A Citizen-Led, Evidenced-Based Process?
|Bob Rae, MP, Toronto Centre.||Cheri Di Novo, MPP, Parkdale-High Park.||Dennis Pilon, Canadian Electoral Reform Expert, York University, Author: Wrestling with Democracy (2013).||Walter Pitman, OC, O.Ont, Former MP, Ontario MLA, President of Ryerson University, and Director of the Ontario Arts Council.|
|It is essential that Canada strengthen our democracy with electoral reforms that lead to proportional representation. Toronto can lead change with a citizen led process to study the most democratic system for electing councilors and by immediately electing the mayor using ranked ballots.
Leader, Green Party of Ontario
|Josephine Grey, Human Rights Activist, Founder of LIFT||LIFT: Low Income Families Together|
|Canadian Muslim Union||Ellen Michelson, Green Party of Canada Candidate of Record, 2008 & 2011 general elections, Toronto Centre; Green Shadow Cabinet, Peace & Security advocate|