Case Evidence

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. 



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Current Status:

- Court date is confirmed! The case will be heard September 25 - 27, 2023.

- The case was filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on October 2019.

- Served government with affidavit and evidence package in May 2021.

- Awaiting government affidavits.
 

How you can help

The main way you can help is to support the case financially. We need to raise another $30,000 for the next stage of the case - drafting the factum. You can support the case for as little as a dollar a month.

What to expect

- Fall 2022 - Once evidence and a response from the government is received, Charter Challenge lawyer, Nicolas Rouleau will start preparing for cross-examination and response affidavits.

- Spring 2023 - Once we have received the government’s evidence and replied to it, Charter Challenge lawyer, Nicolas Rouleau, will draft the factum

- At each step, we set a goal based on our estimate of the costs, and ask supporters to contribute to help us reach that goal, and to ensure the case can continue to move forward.