Canadian Social Research Links

Electoral reform in Canada

Updated January 7, 2017
Page révisée le 7 janvier 2017

[ Go to Canadian Social Research Links Home Page ] (Government of Canada - electoral reform consultation - January 2017)
[ ] is an innovative way to join the national conversation on electoral reform. By answering a few questions, you can draw a picture of your democratic values. You can share your results with friends. It only takes a few minutes to answer and your feedback will help shape a healthier democracy.

Click the link above for the website to learn about Canadian federal electoral reform. I (Gilles) did, and I found out that I'm an Innovator and that my democracy is "diverse" and "inclusive." Note that you must complete the questionnaire to read what an innovator is and learn the definition of diverse and inclusive.

At the bottom of the survey home page, you'll find links to : About --- Methodology --- FAQ --- Privacy --- Learn More

NOTE 1 : is available online until January 15, 2017.
NOTE 2 : Le sondage est également disponible en français [ ]


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From Macleans:

The making of, the Liberals’ survey
A Q&A with the CEO and founder of Vox Pop Labs, which produced the government’s divisive survey on democratic values.
By Shannon Proudfoot
December 5, 2016
On Monday (Dec. 5),—the website where the government is seeking input from the public on electoral reform—went live. Virtually none of the questions touch specifically on voting systems, but rather focus on democratic values and citizens’ broad, theoretical preferences for elections and their government.

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From the
Canadian Labour Congress:

Support proportional representation? Your guide to the survey


From the
Globe and Mail:

Liberal government’s online survey on electoral reform is biased, critics charge
By Daniek Leblanc
December 5, 2016
The Liberal government’s online survey on electoral reform is getting trashed by opposition MPs and critics as a wasteful exercise that leads to misleading findings and is ripe for abuse.
Government officials acknowledged on Monday there are no limits on the number of times that users can respond to the survey, which is designed to help the government deliver on its promise to reform Canada’s electoral system.

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From Fair Vote Canada:

To determine the best model of Proportional Representation for Canada, while respecting the need for all MPs to face the voters and be accountable to voters, we call on federal parties to commit to:
1. Conducting a multi-partisan process involving citizen and expert consultation to determine the best model.
2. Implementing the model in time to Make Every Vote Count in the 2019 election.


From the CBC:

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros ($782 Canadian), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.

The two-year trial with the 2,000 randomly picked citizens who receive unemployment benefits kicked off Jan. 1.



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