Electoral Reboot: The Written Record

Electoral Reboot: The Written Record

The 2016 Special Committee on Electoral Reform wasn’t the first group of Canadian politicians to consider our voting system. 

The record stretches back nearly a century, to the post-First World War years that saw new political parties disrupt the traditional Liberal-Conservative race for power.  

Read the transcripts and browse our “footnotes” for extra information!

 

1921: Ontario Committee on Proportional Representation

Queens Park LAC 1922

 

1921: Special Committee on Proportional Representation

 

1936: Special Committee on Election and Franchise Acts

1936 LAC

 

1969: Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections

Jan16-1959 LAC

 

Several provincial committees have also considered electoral reform in recent years:

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

2015 Special Committee on Democratic Renewal

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

A planned all-party Select Committee on Electoral Reform has yet to meet.

 

QUEBEC

2006 Select Committee on the Election Act

 

ONTARIO

2005 Select Committee on Electoral Reform

 

ALBERTA

A Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee is considering provincial election law, and has heard testimony about electoral system reform.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

2005 Special Committee on the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform

Images: Library and Archives Canada