Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Fiercely Protected By An Old Guard?
There is an element of the pro-mixed member proportional (MMP) campaign that I just do not understand. Their website, when I last checked it, stated, "Ontario politics is being driven by an old system, fiercely protected by an old guard." To the left of that statement is a quote endorsing MMP jointly signed by Senator Hugh Segal, former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, and Liberal MP Carolyn Bennet. The quote even talks about how they represent three "partisan traditions". It is certainly fair to say the current system is an old system. However, it is hardly true that this system is being fiercely protected by an old guard. Indeed, most of the "old guard" seems to like and is endorsing MMP.