From The Ashes

by matttbastard

Well, well; apparently the (giddy) rumours of prop-rep’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Related: Graham Thomson on the need for electoral reform in Alberta. Thomson also notes that a major reason Ontario voters were ambivalent/apathetic on 10/10 with regards to electoral reform was because “officials at Elections Ontario had failed miserably to inform [Ontario] voters about the referendum.” In an OPSEU press release, Rick Anderson of Vote for MMP labelled EO’s education campaign “pathetically inadequate”, making the point that “[a] cornerstone of democratic decision-making is the concept of an informed voter. But neither the Legislature nor EO ensured that voters had the substance of the Citizens Assembly’s report.”

Not to suggest that the deck was unfairly stacked.

Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers