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Current system creates 'phoney majority, disenfranchises' voters

Current system creates 'phoney majority, disenfranchises' voters

It's time to move on from antiquated first-past-the-post voting system, says letter writer
LETTER: Innisfil flooding should be a wake-up call for Orillia

LETTER: Innisfil flooding should be a wake-up call for Orillia

Letter writer says the 'tragic' incident in Innisfil is why he lobbied the city not to build a sewage pumping station on Cedar Island Road
LETTER: Local politicians need to speak up about hydro costs

LETTER: Local politicians need to speak up about hydro costs

Council members should 'take a stand for the people,' letter writer says
LETTER: Canadians rejected proportional representation for a reason

LETTER: Canadians rejected proportional representation for a reason

Our system works just fine and that was evidenced in the past federal election, letter writer contends
LETTER: Ranked balloting more viable, says former candidate

LETTER: Ranked balloting more viable, says former candidate

A ranked ballot would allow supporters of smaller parties to both vote their conscience and support the candidate, says Gerry Hawes
LETTER: Argument against electoral change is 'nonsense'

LETTER: Argument against electoral change is 'nonsense'

New approach would ensure we would never again see a party supported by 40% of the voters claiming 100% of the power to make, or unmake, our laws
LETTER: Moving to proportional representation would 'undermine' our legitimacy

LETTER: Moving to proportional representation would 'undermine' our legitimacy

Canadians have already definitively rejected proportional representation, letter writer says while defending first-past-the-post system
LETTER: It's time to abolish first-past-the-post voting system

LETTER: It's time to abolish first-past-the-post voting system

All votes are equal - but some votes are more equal than others, says local Green Party official who analyzed most recent election's results
Online reporting tool bolsters OPP efforts: Orillia's top cop

Online reporting tool bolsters OPP efforts: Orillia's top cop

OPP Detachment Commander Veronica Eaton says online reporting 'frees up resources' and helps police focus on proactive initiatives
LETTER: Council's decision to purchase signs not very bright

LETTER: Council's decision to purchase signs not very bright

City should focus on more important issues, letter writer says