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. 

  • Lucy Hulford
    published this page in The Plan 2021-05-19 07:24:18 -0300
  • Lucy Hulford
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Current Status:

- 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 $35,000 to prepare for the next stage of the case - cross examination. You can support the case for as little as a dollar a month.

What to expect

- Summer to Fall 2021 - preparing for cross-examination and preparing response affidavits - $35,000 fundraising goal

- Fall 2021 to Winter 2022 - draft factum - $30,000 fundraising goal

- Winter 2022 - prepare and present oral arguments - $25,000 fundraising goal

- 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.