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Democracy, Electoral Reform and Proportional Representation: UBC Professor Max Cameron in Conversation

  • Gulf Islands Secondary School 232 Rainbow Road BC, V8K 2A9 Canada (map)

With a provincial referendum on proportional representation happening this fall, how much do we really know about democracy? The Salt Spring Forum is excited to host a world-leading expert on democratic theory and electoral design to help us understand the key issues.

Professor Max Cameron teaches comparative politics, constitutionalism, and democratization at UBC, where he also directs the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions. His research focuses on comparative democratization, constitutions, and the role of wisdom and judgment in politics. Professor Cameron is the author, most recently, of Political Institutions and Practical Wisdom (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Professor Cameron appears frequently in the media on issues such as electoral reform, campaign financing, and political ethics. His advice on democratic institutions and electoral reform is frequently sought out by governments, including with regards to the questions in the referendum this fall.

The referendum could reshape the political future of this province. Prepare yourself to vote by seizing this unique chance to learn about democracy, electoral reform and proportional representation from one of Canada’s most knowledgeable thinkers.

Tickets available at Salt Spring Books & online. $15 – 2018 Forum Member; $20 General. (Students and low-income residents contact

The Forum is also offering a day-long continuing education course with Max Cameron on Saturday, September 22nd. The course will follow-on directly from this event.

Interview with Max Cameron.

 This event is proudly sponsored by Country Grocer.

This event is proudly sponsored by Country Grocer.