By SooToday.com Staff
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Vote for MMP campaign launched in Sault Ste. Marie
SAULT STE. MARIE - The Vote for MMP campaign is getting
underway in the Sault.
Led locally by Mr. Gerry Kirk, the campaign is supporting a win on October 10 for the mixed member proportional (MMP) voting system recommended for Ontario by the independent Ontario Citizen's Assembly on Electoral Reform.
"The voters of Sault Ste. Marie, like all Ontario voters, deserve to have a voting system that delivers more choice, fairer results and stronger representation," said Gerry Kirk. "Under the current flawed voting system, governments typically get 40 percent of the vote, 60 percent of the seats and 100 percent of the power."
Mr. Kirk said that anyone who looked into how MMP really works would have little problem supporting the change on October 10.
"The members of the citizens' assembly looked hard at the new system and voted 94 to eight in favour. I think if Sault voters do the same, they will come to the same conclusion."
Mr. Kirk recommended everyone check the facts for themselves [by visiting these websites]:
Vote for MMP Campaign
Ontario Citizens' Assembly on
About Vote for MMP
Vote for MMP is a multi-partisan citizens' campaign to support the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system that will be presented to Ontarians in an historic October 10, 2007, electoral reform referendum.
The MMP system was proposed by the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform, an independent body of 103 randomly chosen Ontario voters who were asked to determine whether Ontario needs a new voting system.
Vote for MMP is a referendum campaign organization formed by citizens who have been active in Fair Vote Canada, a national citizens' campaign for electoral reform.
Vote for MMP is funded by donations from individual citizens and organizations who believe it is time to build a better democracy and become the first province to adopt a voting system that gives voters more choice, fairer results and stronger representation.
Vote for MMP is governed by a 15-person council and has an extensive network of local action teams and campaign committees.