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Power & Politics Young voters disappointed after Liberals bail on electoral reform

Does abandoning electoral reform disenfranchise young voters? Jesse Hitchcock of Young Voters of PEI and Eileen Kilgour, Fair Vote Canada, react to the government's decision to turn its back on the promise to change Canada's voting system.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

News in Review - September 2004 Rep by Pop: Making Votes Really Count

The federal election results brought new calls for changes to Canada’s electoral system. The biggest change would involve bringing in a system called proportional representation. It’s a different way of making votes count, and some say a more democratic one. The CBC’s senior correspondent Brian Stewart looks at the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation, and at the strengths and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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