Tuesday, July 31, 2007

PC Supporters of MMP

Welcome everyone from VoteForMMP.ca!

I can't imagine that I'm the only Ontario Progressive Conservative that supports MMP. There is true non-partisan support for mixed member proportional.
“The three of us reflect three competing, democratic, partisan traditions in Ontario. We differ on many matters of public policy. We strongly unite, however, in our commitment to an electoral system that is democratic in more than name. The Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform produced an imaginative and practical proposal that will give us more choice, fairer results and stronger representation. We urge all Ontarians to come together and vote Yes for MMP in the October 10 referendum.”

Carolyn Bennett, MP, Liberal Party
Ed Broadbent, former NDP leader
Senator Hugh Segal, Conservative Party

If you're a supporter of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and you support MMP, let me know. Let's get organized (or, if you're already organized, let me in :) ).

To share the non-partisan love, the Liberals 4 MMP is a blog set up by Liberal Party supporters to convince Liberals to support the MMP referendum.


Suzanne said...

I'm not PC. But I know Mr. Erl on the Blogging Tories supports MMP. I can't think of any others. It's a small crowd of right-wingers who do.

Anonymous said...

My dad votes Conservative and he supports MMP.

MMP will benefit Conservative voters who live in Toronto and Northern Ontario but do not have any Conservatives to represent them locally.

Oxford County Liberals said...

Hmm.. Vote For MMP's site seems to be down.

Anonymous said...

Good initiative! I'll be in touch with you, Scott and any other bloggers who would like to form a multi-partisan "Bloggers for MMP" network.

Gary Shaul
Vote for MMP campaign

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Scott, I noticed that too, this morning. It looks like it's back up.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

Gary, sounds good.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Good on you, JimmyBoy. I know yer a party guy and you know that the big, old, established parties, like yer own PC's, will be the losers in any sort of Prop Rep. Yer takin' a position that sez yer more interested in improvin' democracy than in maintaining a disproportionate, undemocratic status quo.

It's easy fer Greens an' Dips to support MMP. We got everything to gain. It's a lot tougher fer Libs an' Cons but it's the right thing to do.

I see Cherniak's organizin' against MMP. Paleo-partisanship, sez I.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,

Greg Morrow at democraticSPACE has a list. None of them are in politics at the present.

Off the top of my head there is: Alan Redway, John Oostrom, Patrick Boyer (who is running against Iggy at Etobicoke-Lakeshore), and given her support for Fair Vote, Janet Ecker.

Not the diehard so-cons or Harpo Cons.

Anonymous said...

How many hundreds of thousands of PC voters were uncounted and disenfranchised because a Liberal or NDP candidate won the local seat? Under MMP, every vote for a party will count.