I am still in the "No" camp, but the article presents many interesting points that are worth considering. If you study the accompanying diagram in the Record, it would almost seem beneficial for the PC party to be pushing for this change.
However, I was impressed by the decision of U. of W. political scientist Peter Woolstencroft's offer to help the "No" side:
"Do we want to have MPPs who will be passing laws who are not directly elected by the voters and are not accountable to electors in a district?" Woolstencroft said.
He hopes a group of local people will come together to "look at our options" and develop a plan for an opposition campaign in Waterloo Region.
However, he said the No side is well behind "organizationally and financially . . . The reformers have been out there for a long time beating the drum."
His voice lends a great deal of credibility to the cause for trying to come up with an alternate solution. It doesn't have to be a decision of MMP or status quo forever.
There are other models out there.
FPTP has its flaws, but why therefore opt for a less democratic Ontario?