Public Forum on Electoral Reform (Oct. 20)

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The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal will be hosting a public forum on the Canadian electoral reform on October 20.

When: October 20, 2016 from 19h30 to 21h30
Where: McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Av du Parc, Montréal

Peter Loewen, Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto
He will be arguing in favour of First-Past-the-Post. He works on questions of elite and citizen behaviour and the role of technology in improving governance and representation.

Marc André Bodet, assistant professor of political science at Université Laval
He will be arguing in favour of the alternative vote He specializes in Canadian and comparative politics, with a focus on electoral studies.

Laura Stephenson, associate professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario
She will be arguing in favour of small district open list proportional representation. She specializes in political behaviour, both Canadian and comparative. Her research focuses on understanding how institutions and context influence attitudes, electoral preferences and engagement with politics.

Sven-Oliver Proksch, associate professor at the department of political science at McGill University
He will be arguing in favour of mixed member proportional. His research interests include political representation, democratic political institutions, party politics, parliamentary debates, political text analysis, and European politics.

Contact: alexandre.sheldon [at] mail.mcgill.ca