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New election scheme voted down handily

The small pencils wielded by millions of Ontario voters were worn out on Oct. 10 picking who would get into government and the process by which future governments would be determined.

The referendum choice came down to keeping the first-past-the-post or switching to a mixed-member proportional representation system.

The referendum no one refers to

The first referendum question asked of Ontario voters in 83 years has yet to grab the attention of people in the ridings of Vaughan and Thornhill, observers say. On Oct. 10, voters across the province will not only get the chance to pick who gets into government, but also the very nature of the government they want.