I ran into my local Liberal Candidate, Tom Teahan, today at the subway, and asked him what his position was on MMP. He said he was against it.
You know, I was kind of hoping to vote Liberal this year. I like parts of what they've done, and their campaign feels more realistic than the other parties.
Instead I will be voting for my local NDP Candidate, Michael Prue, and I am encouraging everyone in my riding to do the same. Michael Prue supports MMP, and so he gets my support.
MMP is the single most important issue on the table this election. It is a chance to fundamentally change the way we elect our provincial parliament and will increase accountability, democracy, and cooperation with our provincial government.
Any candidate who is against MMP is against democracy. Do not vote for them.
And since I mentioned two politicians during an election campaign, this will probably be my most read post in a while. So if you're dropping in just to read this, take the time to buy my book, Small Magics. Because after the election, you'll need something new to read.
Update: Never blog when tired. My local NDP candidate is Michael Prue, not Peter Tabuns. I have corrected it in the text above.
Now I feel like an idiot.
Anyway, vote for MMP, don't vote for anyone who is against it.