Proceedings of the conference “Electoral Reform and Its Parliamentary Consequences,” hosted by the Canadian Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa, Ont., February 27, 2004. Dianne Brydon, president of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group, makes opening remarks.
In this morning session, André Blais (from the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal) presents a speech entitled “Electoral Reform Option,” exploring different models of electoral system reform. After speaking, Mr. Blais answers questions from conference attendees.
Following this, New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord delivers an address about efforts undertaken in New Brunswick to encourage electoral reform and increase legislative democracy.