“We must do what our electoral system failed to, make sure Ontario’s government represents the will of the people.”
A Message from the Broadbent Institute, Dedicated to Upholding the Principles of Canada’s Former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent
Posted June 14th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Doug Ford’s PC win this past June 7th in Ontario proves the major fault in our electoral system.
Ontario will now be faced with a government set on an ultra-conservative agenda to cut services, freeze minimum wages, attack women’s right to choose, and ignore climate change – even though 58% of voters chose a decidedly different course of action.
This would never have happened with Proportional Representation.
Andrea Horwath and the NDP ran a principled and positive campaign. As a result, Ontario elected 40 strong NDP MPPs who will be a formidable force as Ontario’s official Opposition.
Democracy stretches beyond the ballot box.
That 58% who want a more progressive future for Ontario have an even more critical role to play now.
We must do what our electoral system failed to, make sure Ontario’s government represents the will of the people.
We do that by continuing to build our movement from the ground up, making sure those who most need to be heard are at the centre of our plans, and using every tool we have to stop the damage Ford intends.
Let’s get to work!
Rick Smith, Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
About the Broadbent Institute – The Broadbent Institute is Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of a new generation of leaders.
We are proud of Canada’s tradition as a diverse, fair, just, and inclusive society. These values matter to us today and they matter to our future. The vast majority of Canadians share these progressive values.
At the Broadbent Institute, we believe that the progressive principles and collective efforts that have made us who we are as a country can inform new ways of thinking and new approaches to government that equip us to address the challenges facing Canadians.
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