Electoral Reform

Ontario is facing a referendum in the upcoming provincial election that could alter the way representation in the parliament is achieved.
The proposal is for 90 of 129 seats to be determined in the current "first past the post" system, and the balance to be proportional to party preference indicated on a separate line on the ballot.
Here's the url: http://votredecision.ca/en_ca/default.aspx
Anybody here living with a system like that? My sense is that it'll mean slightly more seats for the smaller parties like the NDP, Greens, Commies, etc., but via people who might not be electable themselves. Minorities governments will get more interesting too.
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MichaelB
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Michael Bulatovich wrote:

Methinks that something Wright said about competitions fits here:
[Architectural] Competitions have never yet given the world anything worth having. [] Now, the reason is thisone reason, this isnt the only reason, in every competition that goes through, the committee is first of all an average. [] Then, the committee goes through the exhibit, picks out the best designs and the worst ones, and throws them out. Why? Because they cant get together on the best one. That one is always a minority report. You see? The best ones have to go. The worst ones have to go. Then there is the average. (May, 1949)
I would re-write it to say:
Democratic elections have rarely given the world anything worth having. [] Now, the reason is thisone reason, this isnt the only reason, in every election that goes through, the election is first of all an average. [] Then, the people go through the candidates, picks out the best people and the worst ones, and throws them out. Why? Because they cant get together on the best one. That one is always a minority report. You see? The best ones have to go. The worst ones have to go. Then there is the average. (May, 1949)
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