In May 2021, we served the government with our evidence package and reached an important milestone in the case.
The evidence package includes four expert affidavits from leading researchers in political science and political theory addressing the key elements of our case. To view the affidavits, please click on the links below.
- Prof. Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University) - the relationship between voting and political representation
- Prof. John Carey (Dartmouth College) - comparing voting systems
- Prof. Karen Bird (McMaster University) - representation of women and visible minorities
- Prof. Lawrence LeDuc (University of Toronto) - participation, previous use of proportional voting in Canada, history of reform efforts
Both Fair Voting BC and Springtide also submitted affidavits, and we secured affidavits from several voters from various political perspectives outlining how the current voting system leaves them feeling disenfranchised. Please see below.
In June 2023, we submitted our factum (the written argument we provide to the courts prior to the hearing). The factum is now public, and can be viewed here.
In addition, we are now able to share the government's factum.