Doing Democracy Differently: Is it Time for Electoral Reform in Canada?
Canadians have lost faith in their political system. Fragmented parties, successive minority governments, provincial elections that produce illogical results — all signs that electoral reform is a pressing issue. Dr. R. Kenneth Carty is one of ’s foremost authorities on electoral systems. A professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Carty was the chief research officer on B.C.'s Citizens’ Assembly –– a unique project to research and recommend a new system of voting. Dr. Carty addressed what provincial initiatives reveal about the very real prospects for changing democracy in Canada. Return to the event page