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Dear Premier McGuinty,

We strongly urge you to reconsider your proposal to extend municipal council and school board terms from three years to four years. The longer the term, the less democratic our system becomes.

With voter turnout under 40\% in some places, our local democracy has become dysfunctional. Our communities are in desperate need of new mechanisms to increase civic participation. Your plan to lengthen terms will only disengage the public even further.

We all want healthy Ontario municipalities with functioning and vibrant democracy. At a minimum, we urge you to hold extensive public consultation meetings on this issue. The voters of Ontario deserve nothing less.

(This is a modified version of a petitition originated by Dave Meslin and "Who Runs This Town" (www.whorunsthistown.to).)


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  • 29 December 2015100. Doug C
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  • 05 November 201597. Jaime Dougherty
    Flawed idea
  • 23 October 201596. Raminder G
    It needs greater discussion
  • 04 September 201595. Gordon S
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  • 14 March 201593. Glen H
    You cannot get more effective municipal governments by making them less accountable.
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  • 14 January 201591. Christopher Rc
    We've lost enough democracy as it is. The plan to extend municipal terms to 4 years is misguided and will not benefit our communities.
  • 15 December 201490. Colin K
    Terms should be no more than 3 years with 3 term maximums
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  • 29 March 201375. John C
    The term should be reduced to two years rather than extended to four.
  • 20 March 201374. John N
    Four years municipally is clearly not in the greater public interest

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Pat SanfordBy:
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Premier of Ontario

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