Canada’s Liberal government has declared that the 2015 federal election will be the last using the current first-past-the-post electoral system. Political science professor Lydia Miljan will deliver free public lecture on the topic Wednesday, entitled “Counting Votes: Why Electoral Reform Matters.”
Dr. Miljan will:
- outline the various types of electoral systems and their consequences on governance,
- discuss the precedent of having a referendum before undertaking any electoral reform, and
- review the government’s guiding principles for federal electoral reform.
Her talk will run noon to 1 p.m. November 23 in room G125, Chrysler Hall North.