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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Which Form 8815 Reform

Instructions and Help about Which Form 8815 Reform

Music. I want to start by acknowledging, with gratitude, that I stand here on the traditional unceded territory of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. With this presentation, amid all the fun, exciting, and emotional talks you are going to hear today, I get to tell you about voting systems - how they work, how they sometimes don't work, the perennial Canadian problem of electoral dysfunction. There will be a drag of a drug someday, but in the meantime, we have it in our hands to fix our broken voting system. But first, we need to understand it. One of the things I want to share with you is that it's really easy to vote using almost any voting system you can think of. But people who use that voting system often find it hard to explain the system they're used to. I discovered this when I was on the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform, and Forum Research came to us to tell us that they had polled Canadians to find out if we even knew the name of the system we are using now. They made it easy; they actually created a multiple-choice list and went out to find out if Canadians could pick from a list. You know, you've got first-past-the-post, proportional representation, preferential voting. I was actually quite surprised to find that most Canadians couldn't properly name the system we are using from a multiple-choice question. Only 40 percent could, and 40 percent thought that it was first-past-the-post. They also probably couldn't explain how it worked exactly because any voting system can be complicated to explain, even if it's easy to use. For instance, I hear news media people all the time during an election talking about the campaign to elect a new prime minister. News flash to news...