We are at a time when old systems are changing rapidly as they have outlived their useful life. New approaches are emerging out of necessity and the immense desire for change. The COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to our rapidly changing lives.
One of the most difficult shifts to make is electoral reform. It’s long, often slow work that happens over years. Our institutions are resistant to change. Yet, under the previous Ontario Liberal government, an important first step was achieved by granting the power to municipalities to choose ranked ballot elections to strengthen local democracy.