Case for Reform

The need for electoral reform and to create a level playing field for independent members has been discussed, examined and broad consensus has been found, but not fully enacted. Many rights for elected representatives have been usurped by parties and dominated exclusively for partisan outcomes in government. The following documents starting with the "Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing", The Lortie Commission of 1989; Modernizing Electoral Process by Elections Canada, and finally the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform all recommend that these discriminatory practices against independent members be removed. The information is clear, it is time level the playing field in politics.

Additional Resources:

The Politics of Ontario Pages 192 - 196 and Back Matter