How fair are elections in Canada? Why do young people vote infrequently and what can we do about it? These are very real concerns and this one-day workshop gives you an opportunity to discuss them with British Columbia’s current Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer.
This workshop will cover topics such as how elections are run in Canada (and how they can be improved); youth electoral disengagement (and what can be done about it); drawing electoral boundaries (and the meaning of effective representation); transparency in electoral financing (and why this is so important in democracies). We’ll also discuss whether our current method of running elections, and of voting, are outdated, and whether major changes are (or should be) forthcoming.
Go beyond the basics and dig deeper into economic, political, and procedural underpinnings of elections. Also, hear what insiders are saying about the federal government's new election legislation.