Proportional Representation vs. Alternative Vote – Video

On Thursday, 7 April 2016 Fair Vote Waterloo hosted a panel discussion with professors Dennis Pilon and Barry Kay, debating the merits of Proportional Representation and Alternative Vote. The evening was moderated by Diane Freeman.

Two of Canada’s leading experts on electoral reform, Prof. Barry Kay (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Prof. Dennis Pilon (York University ) discuss “Proportional Representation vs. Alternative Vote”.

This timely interesting and informative discussion was moderated by Waterloo City Councillor Diane Freeman. The experts took audience questions after the initial discussion.

This Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter event was recorded in the Council Chamber of Kitchener City Hall Thursday, 7 April 2016

The video has been edited for watchability; you can listen to the uncut audio of the entire event at Audio of Proportional Representation vs. Alternative Vote Panel Discussion

Credits:
Proportional Representation vs. Alternative Vote
© 2016 by Laurel L. Russwurm/Libreleft Pictures is released under a CC BY-SA 4.0Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Special Thanks to our Panel:
Barry Kay,
Associate Professor Political Science,
Wilfrid Laurier University

Dennis Pilon
Associate Professor Political Science,
York University

and Moderator Diane Freeman
Waterloo City Councilor

And

to Marianne Shilling and the City of Kitchener

Sound Recording by Bob Jonkman
Sound Technician David McLaren

Music: The Gloaming by Josh Woodward
Music Sharing Policy – Josh Woodward
©2002-2016 and released under a CC BY-SA 4.0Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

You can listen to The Gloaming, written, performed and produced by Josh Woodward on his album The Wake in its entirety.

Find out more about electoral reform from

Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter: http://www.fairvotewrc.ca/

follow @FairvoteWRC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fairvotewrc

like Fairvote WRC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairvotewrc/

Fair Vote Canada: http://www.fairvote.ca/

If you’re new to the discussion (as most Canadians are) check out Laurel L. Russwurm’s Proportional Representation for Canada Whoa!Canada series.


Political science Professor Dennis Pilon is a leading expert on Canadian electoral reform at York University in Toronto.

Read more on the constitutionality of electoral reform in Mr. Pilon’s February 2016 National Post article: You can’t hide behind the Constitution to spare us electoral reform

Follow Mr. Pilon’s Wrestling With Democracy blog

get the book Wrestling with Democracy – University of Toronto Press

Always check your local book store first, but if needed you can get Wrestling with Democracy: Voting Systems as Politics in the 20th Century West (Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy) (2013)

from Kobo Wrestling with Democracy eBook by Dennis Pilon – 9781442662742

or Amazon: Wrestling with Democracy: Voting Systems as Politics in the 20th Century West: Dennis Pilon: 9781442613508

Also:

The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada’s Electoral System (2007)

Amazon: The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada's Electoral System: Dennis Pilon: 9781552392362

Emond: The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada’s Electoral System

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