Results Under Current System

Under Ontario’s current Single Member Plurality system, a party can win many votes, yet end up having few seats or no seats. Voters have only one vote and there can be only one winner in each electoral district.

The charts below show the results for the last four Ontario elections. By comparing each party’s percentage of the vote to the percentage of seats it won, you can see the lack of proportionality under the current system. In each election, the winning party received a share of seats greater than its share of votes. The winning party is usually overcompensated when votes are translated into seats. If one party is overcompensated, then other parties are under-compensated. In the last four elections, the second and third place parties received fewer seats than their share of votes.

Ontario General Election 2003 (103 Seats)

Ontario General Election 1999 (103 Seats)

Ontario General Election 1995 (130 Seats)

Ontario General Election 1990 (130 Seats)