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Building a Better Democracy

Building back better can’t leave democracy behind. In the report below, we look at why a strong and lasting recovery from COVID-19 needs proportional representation. If you’d prefer to read this report in a flipbook, click here and set to fullscreen.

In September, 2020, Fair Vote Canada commissioned Leger to do a national survey of Canadians. Results show that 93% of Canadians think improving democracy is important to achieving lasting changes after COVID-19, and 74% of Canadians support a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform as part of the government’s COVID recovery plan this fall.


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