Updated to include information on BC’s electoral reform referendum scheduled for the fall of 2018.
[Updated September 4, 2018.]
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.
- Watch expert witnesses appear before the Electoral Reform Committee (CPAC)– you’ll see some familiar faces from our Department & CSDI.
- The Electoral Reform Committee’s home page (#ERRE) & invitation to participate.
- Calendar of all town hall events on electoral reform.
- The BC Citizens’ Assembly report can be downloaded from their website: “Making Every Vote Count: The case for electoral reform in British Columbia“.
- The Ontario Citizens’ Assembly website.
Other material on electoral systems:
- Library of Parliament – “Electoral Systems & Electoral Reform in Canada & Elsewhere: An Overview” (Link & Downloadable PDF).
- Ace: The Electoral Knowledge Network, provides comparative data on different electoral systems using an interactive map, and additional information.
- International IDEA’s materials on electoral processes & systems.
Other information and resources:
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.
The 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?