Resources: Electoral Reform in Canada

Updated to include information on BC’s electoral reform referendum scheduled for the fall of 2018.
[Updated September 4, 2018.]


See Elections BC resources on the referendum.


BC’s options for electoral reform explained (in under 5 minutes).
Watch the video produced by The Tyee with Megan Dias (MA UBC Political Science) explaining the different systems proposed for BC.

For resources on Electoral Reform in Canada, see below.

Download the report “Electoral Reform in Canada: Lessons Learned“, by Megan Dias (UBC MA, Political Science), published May 25, 2017.

You’ll find other resources on electoral reform below, as well as a live-blog &  information on “Electoral Reform in Canada”, the event hosted by CSDI, held June 27th, 2016.

Missed the event? Read the rapporteur’s report (downloadable PDF).








Watch the recap video of the conference:


Watch the review of the morning session:


Watch Parliamentary Secretary Mark Holland’s keynote address:


Here’s a report by Samara Canada & Stewart Prest, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Electoral Reform”. You can download the full report or read it online.






Other material on electoral systems:

Other information and resources:

The Ottawa Citizen’s useful collection of coverage on electoral reform
In the media
Annotated bibliography
Timeline of Liberal Party’s Interest on Electoral Reform

The UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) hosted an event on Electoral Reform in Canada on June 27th, 2016. See the live-blog of the event below.

Live Blog CSDI Electoral Reform in Canada

ElectoralReform-web-560x300The government has promised the 2015 election would be the last election under the first-past-the-post system. This event brings together participants from academia, civil society, and government to discuss the issues and challenges around electoral reform. How can we improve our electoral system?  What difference would electoral reform make for our democracy?   




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