The Assembly in the News

Since the creation of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform,  there have been a number of news stories and editorials published in daily and community newspapers around the province.

Here you will find some examples of these articles and commentaries:

Members' Articles

Electoral reform now in decision phase – Owen Sound Sun Times, April 12, 2007 (PDF, 40KB)

Electoral meetings ‘interesting’ – Owen Sound Sun Times, February 12, 2007 (PDF, 126KB)

Your chance to spout off on electoral reform in Ontario – Sudbury Star, November 25, 2006 (PDF, 146KB)

We’re not alone in grappling with electoral reform – Owen Sound Sun Times, November 23, 2006 (PDF, 184KB)

Learning about elections from the experts - Owen Sound Sun Times, November 9, 2006 (PDF, 130KB)

Representative welcomes input into electoral reform - Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, September 28, 2006 (PDF, 67KB)

Citizens' Assembly took us back to 'school' - Owen Sound Sun Times, September 27, 2006 (PDF, 20.7KB)

Citizens' Assembly examining electoral process - Owen Sound Sun Times, September 1, 2006 (PDF, 567KB)


Rebuilding the democratic process - Kingston Whig-Standard, September 6, 2006 (PDF, 794KB)


Our electoral system is broken, so why not change it? – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 23, 2007 (PDF, 76KB)

Election reform needs discussion – Timmins Daily Press, April 21, 2007 (PDF, 33KB)

Will Ontario voters care enough? – Pembroke Daily Observer, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 66KB)

The electoral referendum – Cobourg Daily Star, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 27KB)

No fringe benefits – Sudbury Star, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 153KB)

Changing the way we vote – Owen Sound Sun Times, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 81KB)

Changing the way we vote – Pembroke Daily Observer, April 11, 2007 (PDF, 31KB)

Electoral system needs to evolve – Sudbury Star, April 11, 2007 (PDF, 97KB)

Do we want what we think we want? - Sudbury Star, April 2, 2007 (PDF, 129KB)

Ontario on verge of making history with electoral changes – Orillia Packet and Times, March 1, 2007 (PDF, 55KB)

Political interest – Peterborough Examiner, February 21, 2007 (PDF, 32KB)

Referendum half-hearted – Brantford Expositor, February 14, 2007 (PDF, 33KB)

Media ignored election reform meeting – Barrie Examiner, December 12, 2006 (PDF, 67.2KB)

Reform not a dirty word – Timmins Daily Press, November 29, 2006 (PDF, 106KB)

It's time for electoral reform - North Bay Nugget, October 25, 2006 (PDF, 95KB)

Citizens' Assembly refreshing politics - North Bay Nugget, September 7, 2006 (PDF, 18.7KB)

Your chance to alter democracy - Sudbury Star, June 28, 2006 (PDF, 15.8KB)

Citizens' group has plenty to think about - Sault Star, June 26, 2006 (PDF, 57.9KB)

Election reform overdue - Elliot Lake Standard, June 14, 2006 (PDF, 78.8KB)

Wake up to democracy - Kingston Whig-Standard, June 8, 2006 (PDF, 109KB)


Proposal could see number of Ontario seats rise dramatically in Parliament – Belleville Intelligencer, May 11, 2007 (PDF, 37KB)

Election report ‘voice of the people’ – St. Catharines Standard, May 10, 2007 (PDF, 32KB)

Election head has financial carte blanche for fall vote – Timmins Daily Press, April 25, 2007 (PDF, 32KB)

Referendum question shouldn’t be written in secret: opposition – Brantford Expositor, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 76KB)

Parties want say in referendum – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 79KB)

Make referendum question public: opposition – Sudbury Star, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 67KB)

Opposition decries closed-door debate – Timmins Daily Press, April 19, 2007 (PDF, 77KB)

Electoral reform could give fringe parties voice at Queen’s Park – Brantford Expositor, April 17, 2007 (PDF, 79KB)

Fringe would get voice with electoral reform: analyst – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 17, 2007 (PDF, 94KB)

Voters to have two choices – Peterborough Examiner, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 144KB)

Ontarians to vote on new, more representative electoral system – St. Catharines Standard, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 116KB)

Assembly wants electoral change in Ontario – Lindsay Daily Post, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 116KB)

Electoral system to face vote – Barrie Examiner, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 73KB)

Ontarians to vote on new electoral system – Belleville Intelligencer, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 93KB)

Liberals won’t interfere in electoral reform: premier – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 5, 2007 (PDF, 35KB)

Question about new electoral system will be on Ont. Ballot – Brantford Expositor, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 92KB)

Voters to get say in provincial election system – North Bay Nugget, April 16, 2007 (PDF, 74KB)

Citizens’ assembly poised to pick electoral reform – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 14, 2007 (PDF, 189KB)

Critics say gov’t electoral reform plan fixed against change – Sault Star, April 5, 2007 (PDF, 94KB)

Ontario voters could choose electoral reform – Chatham Daily News, April 5, 2007 (PDF, 85KB)

Liberals won’t interfere in electoral reform: premier – Kingston Whig-Standard, April 5, 2007 (PDF, 35KB)

More MPPs could be headed to Queen’s Park – Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, April 4, 2007 (PDF, 32KB)

Support growing for electoral reform: Poll – Niagara Falls Review, March 12, 2007 (PDF, 39KB)

New electoral system urged – Kingston Whig-Standard, February 17, 2007 (PDF, 118KB)

Prepare for dramatic change to our provincial democracy – Sault Star, February 17, 2007 (PDF, 143KB)

Critics call electoral reform referendum an ‘elegant ruse’ – Timmins Daily Press, February 6, 2007 (PDF, 120KB)

Ron Green has heard it all - Welland Tribune, February 2, 2007 (PDF, 64KB)

Revolutionary electoral change will soon be offered to Ontario – Port Hope Evening Guide, January 24,2007 (PDF, 16KB)

Electoral system is just fine, commission told – Niagara Falls Review, January 23, 2007 (PDF, 16KB)

Electoral reform representative seeks input – North Bay Nugget, January 18, 2007 (PDF, 112KB)

Proportional system favoured by voters – Kingston Whig-Standard, January 17, 2007 (PDF, 96KB)

Current voting system attacked – Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, January 16, 2007 (PDF, 324KB)

Assembly voting for voting’s sake – Lindsay Daily Post, December 11, 2006 (PDF, 95.4KB)

Exploring new ways to vote – Peterborough Examiner, December 6, 2006 (PDF, 117KB)

Citizens looking at electoral reform visit Sault – The Sault Star, November 23, 2006 (PDF, 104KB)

Citizens assembly seeks input - Peterborough Examiner, November 21, 2006 (PDF, 16KB)

Learning more about citizens' assembly - Chatham Daily News, November 11, 2006 (PDF, 104KB)

Electoral reform goes to school - Kingston Whig-Standard, October 16, 2006 (PDF, 155KB)

Electoral reform ideas sought - Peterborough Examiner, September 16, 2006 (PDF, 85KB)

Assembly members taking their job 'very seriously': Fonthill resident - Welland Tribune, July 11, 2006 (PDF, 310 KB)

Power to the People - Niagara Falls Review, July 8, 2006 (PDF, 213KB)

Local Pair Picked for Assembly - Sudbury Star, June 27, 2006 132KB)

Picked for review group, he'll study voting system - Sault Star, June 26, 2006 (PDF, 113KB)

Assembly to change the face of politics - Pembroke Daily Observer, June 16, 2006 (PDF, 105KB)

From refuge to reform - Kingston Whig-Standard - June 12, 2006 (PDF, 121KB)

Area resident will have impact on electoral system - Belville Intelligencer, June 8, 2006 (PDF, 16.5KB)

Assembly to review Ontario's electoral system - Lindsay Daily Post, June 1, 2006 (PDF, 122KB)

Panel asks public's help in election review - Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, May 27, 2006 (PDF, 9.05KB)

Possible electoral overhaul starts at local level - Kingston Whig-Standard, May 27, 2006 (PDF, 18.6KB)


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