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By Tiffany Crawford | Published by the Vancouver Sun

November 14, 2018

SFU holds debate on electoral reform

The event is sold out but the debate will be posted live online on YouTube and Facebook.

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Simon Fraser University will host a debate on electoral reform on Thursday.

The debate, which will present two teams debating for or against the resolution “proportional representation best reflects the will of the people,” will be held at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver starting at 7 p.m.

The event is sold out but the debate will be posted live online on YouTube at www.youtube.com/sfupublicsquare/live and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sfupublicsquare.

The 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform package and mail in ballot from Elections B.C. is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

Stuart Parker, SFU international studies lecturer and former director of Fair Vote Canada and Fair Voting BC, and Chuka Ejeckam, a political science graduate student from UBC, will argue in favour of the resolution.

Adam Goldenberg, a lawyer with McCarthy Tetrault and adjunct professor of law at University of Toronto, and Aubin Calvert, a lawyer with Hunter Litigation Chambers with a Ph.D. from UBC in political science, will argue against the resolution.

British Columbians have until Nov. 30 to mail in their referendum ballot on electoral reform. For more, check out Gordon Hoekstra’s story on the pros and cons of proportional representation.

ticrawford@postmedia.com

This article was originally published by the Vancouver Sun on November 14, 2018. 

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