Campaign: Open Government

Let municipalites use a "ranked ballot"

The City of Toronto is asking the province to approve this - the idea is called a "ranked ballot", "instant runoff voting" or "preferential ballot" - this prevents a canddiate from splitting th evote and ensures that at least 50% of the people voting approve of the winner.

 

See The star http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/10/07/toronto_needs_a_ranked_ballot_voting_system_in_city_elections_editorial.html

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Campaign: Open Government

Allow recalls of Municipal politicians

Given how Rob Ford has been so controversial, and there have been issues with other politicians like Hazel McCallion, voters should be allowed th eoption of recalling politicians - with one threshold for a by-election, and another threshold for a by-election where the offending politican could not run again until the next general municipal election.

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Campaign: Open Government

Lets go back to municipal elections every 3 years, not 4 years

A few years ago, the election cycle for local government was changed. Four years is too long - it means that we have fewer local elections than ones for provincial or federal governments - which can be less than 4 years if there is a minority government. The 4 year cycle was designed so that it would coincide with the provincial cycle - but if for some reason we end up with both in the same year, then we get locked into ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Manufacturing in Ontario

Manufacturing is the engine that drives the Ontario economy, contributes to the GDP, creates sustainable long term jobs and drives corporate tax growth. Our manufacturing industry is primarily export driven. The things that have brought this down over the last 10 years are the high Canadian dollar and free trade deals that were poorly written and not to the benefit of the Canadian manufacturing industry. We need to give ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Leave us alone

I realize you "think" you know what we want but you don't. Most of the time we don't even know what we want but we'll figure it out. So instead of creating province wide rules, regs & laws devolve as much as you can to the local governments. That gives us a chance to have real input into the agenda for making our community great. What is good for Toronto isn't necessarily good for other communities.

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Campaign: Open Government

Municipal Governments

Reform Laws Governing Municipal Government there needs to be a way to get rid of mayors and councils which fail the people who elect them.

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Campaign: Open Government

Municipal Governments

Reform Laws Governing Municipal Government there needs to be a way to get rid of mayors and councils which fail the people who elect them.

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Campaign: Open Government

Municipal Governments

Reform Laws Governing Municipal Government

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