Toronto City Council has formally asked the province for permission to use ranked ballots for municipal elections. We're calling on all provincial parties to respect the wishes of Toronto's elected City Councillors, and to support local democracy.
The Liberals, New Democrats, Conservatives and Greens ALL use runoff voting to choose their own leaders and candidates. If it's good enough for them - it's good enough for Toronto.
The campaign for municipal ranked ballots is a multi-partisan effort, and now is the time to move it forward! It's a small, simple change that would make Toronto's elections more fair, diverse, inclusive and friendly.
"City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend the Municipal Elections Act to authorize the use and establish the framework of Ranked Choice Voting to permit Toronto City Council to use ranked ballots and instant runoff voting in municipal elections."
I'm calling on you, as a member of the provincial government, to respect the wishes of Toronto's elected City Councillors.