Electoral Reform Symposium: Should We Change How We Vote? Evaluating Canada’s Electoral System
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, in partnership with the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, is organizing a two-day symposium on the subject of electoral reform. In Ottawa on October 28th and Montreal on November 1st, six panels of experts will discuss Canada's electoral system; as it is now, and as it could be. Panels will consider how Canada's electoral system works, its flaws but also its advantages, the legitimacy of change without a referendum, and, finally, whether there is lower hanging fruit worth looking at: are there changes we can make to the functioning of our democracy that are easier to make, and less disruptive, than overhauling the electoral system?
Confirmed speakers include Arash Abizadeh, Keith Archer, William Cross, Christopher Cochrane, Elisabeth Gidengil, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Hoi Kong, Dominique Leyde,Peter Loewen, Colin Macleod, Lydia Miljan, Michael Pal, Angelia Wagner, Mark Warren, Daniel Weinstock and Melissa Williams
The events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required.