June 4, 2018
It’s an unfortunate reality of our current electoral system that political parties regularly form majority governments with only forty percent or less of the popular vote. This means Doug Ford could become Premier of Ontario on Thursday while receiving fewer votes than Andrea Horwath’s NDP. How is this perverse outcome possible, you might ask? It’s because Conservative voters are more evenly distributed across key ridings than their opponents. The NDP vote is more concentrated in certain places. This could very well allow Ford to garner more seats in the legislature, even though substantially more Ontarians vote for the NDP.
We cannot allow this to happen.