- MMP tends to result in minority governments. While I recognize minorities can keep a "dictatorial" leader in check, and prevent any one party from implementing radical reforms, we have Senates in Canada (a house of 'sober second thought').
- A minority government implies nothing gets done and too many games being played as the government remains busy trying to keep governing rather than getting anything done. I would rather the government push forward its agenda - whatever it is - and be judged on it, than 3 years of no action.
- A minority government implies the government has to compromise its agenda, which is really what they were elected on in the first place.
- I prefer Instant Runoff Voting, which is not on the ballot.
- So a party gets a majority of the seats with only 35% of the people voting for them. I fail to see what the problem is. If more people voted it would have been fairer, but you know - the guys who didn't vote - consciously made that choice.
- I don't like MPs being beholden and being blindly loyal to the party and party leaders. Even as it is now the "whip" has too much power.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Vote No To MMP
After a lot of consideration, I will be voting "No" to MMP. There's a few reasons: