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More media, academics come out in support of MMP.

A hat-tip to Liberals For MMP for pointing out this article by David Docherty, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and a professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, in which he endorses MMP. One particular excerpt caught my eye:

The actual individuals who will represent the party in Queen’s Park will be chosen from a list created by the party. The method of choosing the list will be made public prior to election day so voters will know if the list was determined democratically or “in the backrooms” as some opponents have suggested. This provides voters with the opportunity to pass judgment not only on a party’s platform, but on how they came up with their list of candidates, which is hardly undemocratic.

A very good read – I recommend it. The other news which is related to my post that not all Toronto-based media are against MMP, is that Rick Salutin of the Globe has endorsed MMP:

I consider a “Yes” in Ontario’s coming referendum on voting reform to be a no-brainer. That’s because the process we have isn’t very democratic.. But what a reaction there has been! The Globe‘s normally sober columnist, Murray Campbell, calls it “a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.” I’m afraid some of us think an undemocratic voting system is a problem in a democracy.

That puts by my count 4 columnists from the Toronto media in the pro-MMP side: Salutin, Antonia Zerbisias and Linda McQuaig of the Toronto Star, and Andrew Coyne of the National Post.

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