The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs recently hosted a panel discussion on electoral reform with guests Grace Lore (University of Victoria), Stewart Prest, (Simon Fraser U and Douglas College), Sheryl Lightfoot, (Associate Professor, CRC in Indigenous Rights and Politics), Max Cameron (Professor, Director, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions) and Gerald Baier (Associate Professor, Political Science). The panel deliberated on the adoption of proportional representation, in anticipation for the upcoming referendum. They posited that proportional representation could influence women’s and indigenous representation. The upcoming referendum asks BC voters whether or not they want to keep the current first past the post system, or whether they want to adopt a proportional representation system.

Missed the event? Watch it here:

Read the full article in the Ubyssey here.