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Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How would changing our voting system affect Canadian elections? New essay coming Thursday, Oct. 20

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 19, 2016) - On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Fraser Institute will release a new essay examining Alternative Voting, one of several voting systems under review by a parliamentary committee tasked with recommending changes to Canada's current first-past-the-post electoral system.

The essay, The Consequences of the Alternative Vote, provides an extensive analysis of previous federal election results and spotlights how Alternative Voting might change the competitive nature of Canada's democracy.

This essay is part of a book on electoral reform, which will also be released tomorrow.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Oct. 20 at 5:30 am (Eastern).

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Lydia Miljan, Senior Fellow
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 589
[email protected]

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org

Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 589
[email protected]

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