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Lydia MiljanPolitical science professor Lydia Miljan will discuss electoral reform in a public lunchtime lecture Wednesday.

Canadian electoral reform subject of brown bag lecture

Canada’s Liberal government has declared that the 2015 federal election will be the last using the current first-past-the-post electoral system. Political science professor Lydia Miljan will deliver free public lecture on the topic Wednesday, entitled “Counting Votes: Why Electoral Reform Matters.”

Dr. Miljan will:

  • outline the various types of electoral systems and their consequences on governance,
  • discuss the precedent of having a referendum before undertaking any electoral reform, and
  • review the government’s guiding principles for federal electoral reform.

Her talk will run noon to 1 p.m. November 23 in room G125, Chrysler Hall North.