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CBC: Ontarians head to the polls
The polls open in Ontario Wednesday morning, with more than eight million people eligible to cast a ballot in a general election and historic referendum.

For the first time since 1924, Ontarians will be asked a referendum question -- whether to keep the current electoral system or switch to a mixed-member proportional system.

The referendum is the most interesting part - they're looking at MMP with effectively no threshold.  Unfortunately, the deck has been stacked against it - to pass it needs 60% support plus a majority in 60% of ridings, so the local Liberal party will likely continue to enjoy disproportionate representation for some time to come.

by IdiotSavant on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 08:20:29 AM EST
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