Chief Electoral Officer’s Message
Missing the Message: Young Adults and the Election Issues
Elisabeth Gidengil, André Blais, Joanna Everitt, Patrick Fournier and Neil Nevitte
Many young Canadians are not hearing what the political parties are saying
Different Strokes: Why Young Canadians Don’t Vote
They view the issues and make their decisions differently than their elders do
Aboriginal Candidates in the 2004 General Election
Their record number of seats won is still less than the Aboriginal proportion of the population
Women Beneath the Electoral Barrier
A decade of little progress means women still hold only about one fifth of the seats in Parliament
Opinion Polls and the Canada Elections Act
The media are providing more information about polling methods, but not enough
Bill C-24: Replacing the Market with the State?
The impact of new public financing provisions on political parties in the 2004 election
Making Votes Count: How Well Did Our Electoral System Perform?
The 2004 election produced less disproportionality but it’s still a regionalized result
A Mixed-Member Proportional System Applied to the 2004 Election
A mixed-member proportional system could improve representation and stem the decline in voter turnout
Fixed-Date Elections: Improvement or New Problems?
It may sound like a good idea, but fixed-date elections cannot really work in our parliamentary system
The opinions expressed are those of the authors; they do not necessarily reflect those of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada.