Equality is a critical element of Canada’s representative democracy, yet it is one that our electoral system faces critical challenges in delivering. The chronic under-representation of women, racial minorities and Aboriginals in our elected institutions, alleged voter suppression tactics, and electoral boundaries that dilute the votes of some Canadians suggest we still have far to go in making these ideas a practical reality. At this workshop, people will hear from academics and practitioners about the sources of under-representation and unresponsiveness and propose solutions for greater equality and fairness. Keynote speaker: Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada’s former Chief Electoral Officer
Panelists include: Elisabeth Gidengil, Benjamin Forest, Antoine Bilodeau, Peter Loewen
Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Room 312/316 New Chancellor Day Hall, Faculty of Law.
Registration is free, but space is limited: