One of the arguments against implementing mixed member proportional is that traditionally "fringe parties" will receive representation in the legislature.
An individual elected under this system will either have to have:
- Won a local riding under first past the post.
- Been named to a a party's list. The party as a whole must garner 3% of the popular vote to have a candidate selected off the list. In this case, 3% of the vote would result in 3 seats (3% of 129 seats).
According to the Environics poll, the Green Party of Ontario is polling at 2% and is considered the least "fringey" of the non-traditional parties. If the Environics poll holds true, the Green Party would likely still not hold any seats as they wouldn't pass the 3% threshold.