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. 

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



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Key Events in the Case:

  • We're currently waiting for our appeal to be heard (scheduled for Nov 2024)
  • We submitted our appeal factum in late April 2024.
  • We filed our Notice of Appeal on Dec 29, 2023.
  • Justice Ed Morgan issued his ruling on Nov 30, 2023 and unfortunately dismissed our application.
  • The case was heard September 26-28, 2023 in the Ontario Superior Court.
  • We received the government's affidavits in late Fall 2022.
  • We served the government with our affidavit and evidence package in May 2021.
  • We filed the case with the Ontario Superior Court in October 2019.

How you can help

The main way you can help is to support the case financially. We are now raising $25,000 to support the second stage of our appeal process. You can support the case for as little as a dollar a month.

What to expect

At each step, we set a donation goal based on our estimate of the costs for the next stage of the process, and invite our supporters to contribute towards that goal to ensure the case can continue to move forward.