The 2006 John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy

Doing Democracy Differently: Is it Time for Electoral Reform in Canada?

Dr. Kenneth C. Carty, Brenda & David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies and professor of political science at the University of British Columbia

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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 will address what provincial initiatives reveal about the very real prospects for changing democracy in.

The session was held on March 8, 2006, at 8:00 pm NST (23:30 GMT) at the Inco Innovation Centre, Lecture Theatre 2001 on the campus of Memorial University, was broadcast “live” on the House of Assembly Channel throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (Channel 61 is the St. John’s area) and was webcast "live" on the World Wide Web.

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