Blended Systems for Canada: Rural-Urban Proportional

December 10, 2017 at 2pm EST

Fair Vote Canada Webinars PR System Series Part Three Blended Systems: Rural-Urban Proportional Representation Sun Dec 10, 2 PM EST. Special guest: Byron Weber Becker teaches Computer Science at University of Waterloo. He has combined his passion for electoral change and his computer science expertise into a web site (election-modelling.ca) with detailed simulations of how various proportional options for Canada perform with different features under different conditions. He testified to the all-party committee on electoral reform (ERRE) and was asked to do additional work modelling systems for them. Byron has been involved with the design of two made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban Proportional Representation and Local Proportional Representation. Rural-Urban Proportional was one of the PR systems recommended by the NDP and Greens in their supplementary report to the ERRE.

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Join electoral systems expert Byron Weber Becker to learn the basics of Rural-Urban Proportional Representation.

Special guest:  Byron Weber Becker teaches Computer Science at University of Waterloo.  He has combined his passion for electoral change and his computer science expertise into a web site (election-modelling.ca) with detailed simulations of how various proportional options for Canada perform with different features under different conditions. He testified to the all-party committee on electoral reform (ERRE) and was asked to do additional work modelling systems for them. Byron has been involved with the design of two made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban Proportional Representation and Local Proportional Representation. Rural-Urban Proportional was one of the PR systems recommended by the NDP and Greens in their supplementary report to the ERRE.

Following the presentation, you’ll be able to ask questions of Byron via a chat box.
Only proportional systems can deliver on our most important values: effective votes, fair representation, collaborative politics, voter choice, diversity, regional balance, and more accountable government.

You can watch the first two webinars in the series on the nuts and bolts of Multi-Member PR Systems and Mixed Member Systems here.

Interested in a much less technical webinar on PR, dealing with some of the messages we’re seeing from opponents in the media? Check out Fair Vote Canada’s most recent webinar on PR Mythbusters here! 

We hope you can join us to learn more about Rural-Urban PR on Sunday December 10 at 2 PM EST – register here!

Please share this webinar widely with friends who may be interested!

Thanks for being part of the campaign to Make Every Vote Count!

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