Episode 7 – Electoral Reform: Pros, Cons and Alternatives for the Canadian System

Guest: Réal Lavergne, Vice-President of the Executive committee for the National Capital Region of Fair Vote Canada

About: The Government of Canada has committed to have a new voting system put in place before the next federal election. What will this system look like? What are the alternatives? How will they implement these new changes? Right now the Special Committee on Electoral Reform is holding meetings and town halls across the country to see what Canadians think of overhauling our electoral system. Join our hosts Josh Beanlands and Nicole Halseth with our guest Réal Lavergne from Fair Vote Canada to help answer all your questions about electoral reform in Canada. In this hour long episode, we cover everything from all the possible alternatives to our current first-past-the-post system, to the pros and cons of changing our system in the first place.

From Left to Right: Emily Valleé Watt, Josh Beanlands, Nicole Halseth, Réal Lavergne and Christopher Brodkin
From Left to Right: Emily Valleé Watt, Josh Beanlands, Nicole Halseth, Réal Lavergne and Christopher Brodkin

Attributions:

Music: www.bensound.com and I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum by Chris Zabriskie found at http://chriszabriskie.com/

Image courtesy of Canada Votes/Shuttershock

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