Ontario does NOT need more politicians!
I’m all for making life simpler for voters. And having the same boundaries for both provincial and federal ridings certainly helps make things easier. But it’s not worth it if it means adding politicians. Our system of government is based on the idea that my representative gives my concerns a voice. He is able to do so because his voice is one in a few hundred, rather than one in 30 million.
But for every new seat we add in the legislator, we diminish the voice that each individual representative has. Not to mention the immediate salary cost of the new positions, as well as the long term pension and benefits costs as well.
No, if anything Ontario needs fewer politicians – less money, more effectiveness.