B.C.’s 2020 Snap Election

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These event were hosted by the UBC Department of Political Science and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

BC’s Snap Election panelTuesday, October 13th, 12:15pm- 1:45pm PDT.
British Columbians are heading to the polls. Candidates of every political stripe are cobbling together campaigns at a time when BC is facing two major public health crises. Only one-third of British Columbians say they are fully engaged with the campaigns – most are aware but not closely following developments. Voters are concerned with issues related to the pandemic, the worsening overdose crisis, affordable housing, climate change, indigenous rights, health care and the economy, among others. How do these issues square with party platforms? What does campaigning and voting look like in a pandemic? What will the BC legislature look like in the months to come?
George Hoberg (SPPGA), Justine Hunter (Globe & Mail) and Priscilla Omulo.
Moderated by Gerald Baier.

Post-B.C. Election panel
October 28, 2020 at 12:15–1:45 pm PT.
Watch a lively panel discussion of the results of the 2020 BC Election, its consequences for politics in British Columbia, and the party and electoral systems of the province.
Richard Johnston, Professor Emeritus, UBC Political Science; Kathryn Harrison, Professor, UBC Political Science; Megan Dias, UBC Alumnus and PhD student University of Texas at Austin.
Moderator: Gerald Baier, Associate Professor and Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions


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