Elections and Voting

Further Readings

Stewart, I. (2009).Just One Vote: From Jim Walding’s Nomination to Constitutional Defeat. Winnipeg, MA: University of Manitoba Press. This book was mentioned in this chapter and examines the significance of just one vote, and the evolution and mechanisms associated with party nominations. 

Young, L. & Jansen, H., eds. (2011).Money, Politics and Democracy: Canada’s Party Finance ReformsVancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. A well-researched book on the politics of public funding and political parties, Money, Politics and Democracy deals with party financing reforms and its correlation with democratic values in Canada.

Clark, H., Jensen, J., Leduc, L.,&Pammett, J., eds. (2019).Absent Mandate: Strategies and Choice in Canadian Elections. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. By focussing on Canadian federal elections between 1993 and 2015, this book analyzes the different mandates and election strategies used during election campaigns and political parties. The book also discusses the disconnect between citizens’ expectations, government actions, and actual election promises.

Stephenson, L.,Lawlor, A., Cross, W.P.,&Blais, A. (2019).Provincial Battles, National Prize?: Elections in a Federal State. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queens University Press. This book discusses how voters perceive elections by comparing election campaigns in Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec.

Pammett, J.H. & Dornan, C. (2016).The Canadian Federal Elections of 2015.Toronto, ON: Dundurn. This book examines the strategies, challenges, and outcomes of individual federal political parties during the 2015 federal election in Canada.

Recommended Websites

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/annualstatutes/2014_12/page-1.html. This website provides a complete breakdown of all the provisions and amendments of the Fair Elections Act.

http://democracywatch.ca/about/. A national non-profit organization, Democracy Watch discusses and publishes material and information on government accountability, including information on a more transparent election, as well as information on the Fair Elections Act.

http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=abo&dir=ceo&document=index&lang=e. This Elections Canada website focusses on the Chief Electoral Officer.

http://fairvotingbc.com/. Since British Columbia had a referendum to change their electoral system, it is only fitting to manage a website that deals with more democratic reform options in British Columbia.

https://www.fairvote.ca/. This website offers a new perspective on changing the way we vote in Canada at the federal level.

http://electology.org/.  Although this is not specifically based on a Canadian context, this website does provide universal information on online voting and other electoral reform options.

https://lop.parl.ca/sites/PublicWebsite/default/en_CA/ResearchPublications/201606E. This is an excellent article from the Parliament of Canada that talks about the strengths and weaknesses of electoral systems.

http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=ces&document=index&lang=e. This website provides a basic explanation of the electoral system practiced in Canada (FPTP), information on representation, pillars of democracy, transparency, accountability, and many other components of electoral democracy.

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