Summary of the recommendation:
A Mixed Member Proportional system combines members elected in local districts and members elected for the whole province from party lists to serve as Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) in the legislature. This combination produces proportional election results that better reflect the wishes of voters.
In short, each voter will cast two votes at election time - one for their local candidate, and one for a political party.
A big win for me is highlighted in the report:
Many voters have been faced with the dilemma of wanting to support a local candidate but not his or her party, or wanting to support a party but not its local candidate.
A Mixed Member Proportional system allows voters to vote for a local candidate and for a party.
I find this more a problem with federal politics, but still, the option is great.
I was going to suggest that the only disadvantage would be that I don't vote for who gets named as a member of the list if I'm unaffiliated. But, I've run this through my head a couple of times, and if I don't feel comfortable with somebody on the list, I won't vote for the party.
The only opposition to this proposal are those who would suggest a minority held position should govern the majority, and that's not right.
I encourage all Ontarians to support this measure. I encourage the Progressive Conservative Party to endorse this measure.