Shaping electoral reform
BC’s Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform included 13 members of the SFU campus community including students and alumni, and was chaired by president emeritus Jack Blaney.
In its final report, tabled in the legislative assembly in December, 2004, the volunteer group recommended the province adopt a new voting system where every vote counts so that each party’s share of seats in the legislature reflects its share of voter support. The proposal will go to referendum in the spring of 2005.
Established in April 2003, the 160-member assembly was comprised of one man and one woman from each of BC’s 79 provincial electoral districts, plus two aboriginal members.
For more information:
SFU News article
Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform