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Mandatory 10 year review of municipal ward boundaries

There was just an OMB hearing of ward boundaries for Toronto - the City had not reviewed the boundaries in 17 years, since 2000, and some wards were nearly double the population of other wards. Federal and provincial riding boundaries are automatically redrawn every 10 years - the federal boundaries are done after the census, and the Ontario boundaries are done once the federal boundaries are determined. There needs ...more »

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Have 2 part elections - a primary or run-off

The US political system has primary election - the best ones are in states where independents can choose to vote, as opposed to only party members who tend to be on the extremes. France has a system whereby the elections have 2 stpes, with the first round being a means of selecting the 2 finalists to run off against each other. In our system, local candidates are selected by a handful or party members, or sometimes ...more »

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