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What is the future of electoral reform in Canada?
Tue, 21 February 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Fair Vote Vancouver is pleased to welcome guest speaker David Moscrop to our 2017 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday February 21st at 7 pm at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver.
Mr. Moscrop will speak to the question, "What is the future of electoral reform in Canada?".
In his talk, he will discuss the legacy of electoral reform attempts in Canada, the current reform climate, and options for the future. He’ll also touch on the politics of reform and offer some suggestions about how civil society organizations such as Fair Vote Canada might better leverage their passion and their resources in the pursuit of electoral reform.
David Moscrop is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he studies democratic theory, cognitive science, and social psychology. In 2012, Moscrop became a Canada Vanier Graduate Scholar.
His writing has appeared in several publications, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, The Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun, and This Magazine. He is a frequent commentator for Global News, CBC, and other outlets.
He also wrote the Broadbent Institute's 2016 report on proportional representation: An Electoral System For All.
He's currently working on a book "Too Dumb For Democracy? Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones," which is due out in 2018.
All members of the public are welcome to attend and admission is free.
Date: Tuesday February 21st
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: Rm 1900, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
Following the presentation, we will elect a new executive for the Vancouver chapter. Nominations will be accepted at the meeting (you can nominate yourself). In order to be nominated or to vote you must be a member of Fair Vote Canada in good standing (meaning that you have donated $25 to FVC within the past year). Memberships are accepted at the meeting or you can renew or purchase a membership online in advance.