Sunday, October 17, 2010

My choice for the next mayor of Toronto: I will not be voting

The City of Toronto uses the undemocratic and antiquated First-Past-the-Post voting system for choosing the mayor and councillors.  Since no major mayoral candidate nor my council candidates support changing the voting system to something that is proportional and democratic, I will not be voting in the Toronto municipal elections.

I will not participate in an election that is not democratic, nor advances in the direction toward democracy.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Oh, I'm soooo gonna have to boo you if you don't vote!

I understand this issue is important to you, {and others} however, I must ask. Is this really the best approach in a race that could result in a rob ford era?

In my opinion, there will always be at least one issue a voter could pick from any candidate's platform and feel they aren't being represented. That's not intended to dismiss the issue, but would it not be better to limit the potential consequences of a ford victory?

Sometimes, avoiding further damage is the only path towards progress. I believe this is one of those times.