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“I strongly support civil discourse and respect in politics. The increase of hyper-partisanship is one of the reasons so many people are disillusioned by politics as usual. The Better Ballot Campaign is a great initiative that will help bring more civility to politics in Ontario.”
Mike SchreinerMPP, Guelph
Good candidates are discouraged from participating in our democratic system, because they know the system is biased against them. That is not only unfair to them, it diminishes our choice as voters. The Better Ballot Campaign is working to change the channel on political discourse for the benefit of all Canadians
Karen Farbridge Former Mayor, City of Guelph
The Better Ballot Campaign is an attempt to foster more collaboration and solution based discussion and debate. CFUW Guelph supports this campaign as a way to encourage more diverse voices and better representation in our political leadership
Teresa McKeemanPast President Canadian Federation of University Women Guelph,
To me, the Better Ballot Campaign provides affirmation that politics does not have to be a place for bully behaviour. Instead, the process is about a great exchange of ideas on how we can make our neighbourhoods and towns better. This collaborative idea has enabled the council I am a part of to start in a positive place
Todd TaylorCouncillor, Orangeville ON
In the 2018 municipal election, I took the “Better Ballot” pledge, and was proud to do so. There is no place for bullying anywhere, and politics is no different. Make it about yourself not your opponent
Andy MacintoshDeputy Mayor, Orangeville
Every poll that I’ve seen in recent years shows that Members’ behaviour in the House influences public perceptions of our effectiveness as elected representatives, indeed the relevance of our Provincial Parliament as a whole
The Hon. Ted Arnott, MPPSpeaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in “Rules of Respect and Courtesy in the Chamber