Proportional Representation: Redeeming the Democratic Deficit

Proportional Representation: Redeeming the Democratic Deficit
Posted on May 7, 2014 | Liz Couture | Written on May 7, 2014
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

Inspired by political economics teacher, Professor Howard Doughty, after meeting him at the Fair Vote Canada York Region Chapter during Democracy Week, 2013 to submit a discussion paper to the international public sector journal to help explain our grassroots organization attempts at electoral reform.

The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Special Issue on Democracy, Volume 19, Issue 1, Discussion Paper #11, "Proportional Representation: Redeeming the Democratic Deficit" is my first published paper (other than local letters to the editor). It is intended to help people understand the concept of proportional representation and what a grassroots group like Fair Vote Canada is doing to help move towards electoral reform.

The link is:

I hope that readers will also get a chance to read some of other peer-reviewed articles, review essays, and book reviews in this issue. For any of my fellow Fair Vote Canada members who have read Dennis Pilon's latest book, "Wrestling With Democracy", there is a book review by Professor Howard Doughty.

For more information on Fair Vote Canada, please see

About The Author

Liz Couture's picture

Patriotic Canadian, interested in politics, economics, law, music, small business, religion, just trying to make a mark on my small corner of the world.


Gerry Burnie

Good to hear my former colleague, Howard Doughty, is still active.

Kelly Carmichael

Great work Liz!