The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal.
All summer, the special committee on electoral reform has been hearing from expert witnesses on how Canada's voting system should (or should not) change. Soon it will be hitting the road and meeting with Canadians directly before submitting its final recommendations.
But after hours of discussion, is the committee any closer to a consensus on what Canada's electoral system should be?
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Joining host Éric Grenier to parse through what MPs heard all summer, are the CBC's Aaron Wherry and the Ottawa Citizen's Kady O'Malley.
This is the last instalment in a summer series of podcasts focusing on electoral reform. Past episodes featured interviews with MPs from all five parties:
- Liberals: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Joël Lightbound
- Conservatives: Gérard Deltell and Scott Reid
- NDP: Nathan Cullen and Alexandre Boulerice
- Greens and Bloc: Elizabeth May and Gabriel Ste-Marie
How likely are the committee members to come to an agreement on electoral reform? Has a referendum on any changes become more or less likely after weeks of hearings? And will the Liberal government — which has the final say — follow the recommendations that the committee makes?
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