UNBC Students Launch Electoral Reform Project
Prince George, B.C. – A third year political science class at UNBC is about to tackle one of the hottest political issues of the day – electoral reform.
“Especially now since Trudeau has gone back on one of the signature campaign promises,” says class spokesperson Kari Gandy. “So, we want to explore that sentiment more and we also want to get an idea about how much people actually know about our current federal electoral system.”
She says the class of 18 students plans to survey residents at locations throughout the city starting early next month.
Gandy says they chose the topic because of its timeliness and admits most of her peers were dismayed with the prime minister’s decisions to shelve the idea last week.
“I feel like the majority of us were quite disappointed in it. I think we’re all for electoral reform and we’ve done a bit of research on it and most Canadians we’ve seen are quite disappointed in this as well.”
If you’d like to participate in the study she invites all questions and comments via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gandy estimates the results of the survey will be released by mid to late April.