issues and experts
SFU experts on proportional representation and electoral reform
British Columbia is having a referendum to decide between having a proportional representation or First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting system. From October 22 to November 30, citizens can mail-in a ballot asking two questions: the first determining a preference for either FPTP or a proportional voting system and the second ranking the preference between three systems of proportional representation.
The following SFU experts are available to speak to various topics regarding the referendum:
Eline de Rooij, political science, 778-782-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Topics: comparative politics, electoral and non-electoral political behavior, political engagement of minority and marginal groups, anti-immigrant attitudes and ethnic prejudice
Stuart Parker, international studies, 604-368-1324, email@example.com
- Topics: proportional representation in Canada, proportional representation internationally
Judy Zaichkowsky, Beedie School of Business, 778-782-8591, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Topics: questionnaire design, marketing, consumer research and behaviour.
Anke Kessler, economics, 778.782.6643, email@example.com
- Topics: structure of government, political economy, institutions
SFU Public Square will host a debate on electoral reform at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver on November 15.