Archive for September, 2007

Know Your Riding

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Electoral District of Newmarket-AuroraHow important is it that a candidate for public office know their riding? Pretty important I’d say. Specifically, how important is it that a candidate know the boundaries of their riding?

You’d think that any candidate would have no problem with this fundamental fact, but it simply isn’t the case in the Ontario riding of Newmarket-Aurora. (more…)

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MMP and Regionalism

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

There have been a lot of good arguments for MMP written over the past few weeks. Some by me, (shameless self promotion!) and many more by others, (Glenn Hubbers, Andrew Coyne, and many others.) In these commentaries many great arguments have been made, but here’s one that I don’t think has got enough play. MMP helps to combat regionalism in Canadian Politics. (more…)

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MMP Quiz

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Thor at Driving the Porcelain Bus put together a quick quiz on MMP. I encourage everyone to take it in order to help dispel many of the popular myths about MMP.

Take the quiz.

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