Open Letter: Municipal Electoral Reform

Dear MPPs Mitzie Hunter and Jonah Schein:
 
I want to thank both of you for introducing legislation to allow the City of Toronto to reform its electoral system. The Green Party of Ontario endorses both bills and offers our support in moving them forward for adoption.
 
Ontario desperately needs electoral reform to strengthen our democracy. We need to eliminate the outdated first-past-the-post electoral system so that every vote counts. Your bills are an important step in the right direction.
 
I sincerely hope that passage of electoral reform legislation is not delayed or defeated due to political games or unnecessary partisanship. Since both of your bills are similar, I encourage the two of you to set aside party differences and work together on electoral reform. What a wonderful example this would be of cross-party cooperation that puts the public interest first.
 
You can count on the Green Party’s public support for your joint effort.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Schreiner
Leader
Green Party of Ontario