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UNBC Students Survey Prince George on Electoral Reform

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

From left, UNBC students Gagan Sahota and Josh Merritt. Both were at CNC Friday surveying people on Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – There’s just one week left to let a third-year political science class at UNBC know what you think about Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system.

Today two of the students are stationed at CNC’s Gathering Place to entice people there to participate in their survey.

“Today’ been slow but we had a pretty good day yesterday,” says Josh Merritt. “We had some pretty enthusiastic participants that were really happy to be sharing their opinions.”

He says his class chose this issue because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had initially promised to change the system but has since reneged on that pledge.

Was he disappointed?

“A little bit. I think we are. But it’s up to the people to see whether they think the system is working or if it could be working better.”

Merritt says their goal is to receive 400 completed surveys. From there he says students will analyze the results and possibly present the findings to Prince George City Council later this spring.

If you’d like to fill out the survey, click here.


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