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4 weeks ago

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And in case you didn't hear what happened last week and what's happening now, here's a quick guide and action sheet on what you can do to stop the provincial government from interfering in local elections! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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We're also collecting a tally of where City Council stands on the Province's intent to interfere in local elections. Will update soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Click here to read more about #onpoli Private Members' Bill - Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act. The bill proposes to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, and the Municipal Act, 2001, to allow #RankedBallots under certain conditions.
https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-232

London chose #rankedballots to improve their democracy. Now, the Ontario government is forcing them to spend lots of money to revert back to a less democratic system of voting. This is beyond shameful.

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/drop-in-the-bucket-ontarios-offer-to-pay-londons-cost-to-drop-ranked-ballots-panned

#onpoli #ldnont

Evidence from the US shows us that #RankedBallots helps bring about more positive politics, and leads to more women running for office and being elected. We sure hope that @MacLeodLisa will stand up for women and support Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act. #onpoli

Evidence from the US shows us that #RankedBallots helps bring about more positive politics, and leads to more women running for office and being elected. We sure hope that @DrFullertonMPP will stand up for women and support Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act. #onpoli

Also in their response to us, @fordnation talked of "respecting taxpayers’ dollars". Municipalities have pleaded with them to not force them to spend LOTS OF MONEY to change their systems away from #RankedBallots. How is costing cities money during a pandemic "respecting" them?

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