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Toronto-Danforth candidates differ on alternative election formula

How Canadians actually choose their federal government got a full airing at Tuesday night’s all-candidates meeting in the Toronto-Danforth riding. Candidates contesting the riding offered their views about replacing the traditional “first-past-the-post” election with proportional representation. The latter would see percentage divisions in the electorate represented in the House of Commons.

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It’s not all about winning for Ontario’s fringe parties

You see them on every ballot, but hardly ever on TV debates or in election results. The Freedom, Libertarian and Communist parties are just some of the lesser-known contenders running candidartes in the Oct. 6 provincial election. Besides the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and NDPers, there are 18 other political parties registered with Elections Ontario.