Handouts and References

This page is divided into two main sections:

  • The first flags basic materials that can be used to introduce oneself to the subject matter or as handouts for public education.
  • The second points to sources of more detailed and analysis for those who want to dig deeper.

Handouts and Basic Documents

We recommend all or any of the following for use as general handouts:

  • Here, to begin with, is the form you will need for tabling and other initiatives when collecting signitaures for our Declaration of Voters’ Rights. Why not start by inviting your friends and neighbours to sign and be part of our movement. Click here for guidance on collecting and submitting signatures.
  • Fair Vote Canada’s Tabloid. Our tabloid, illustrated on the right, has been FVC’s standard handout for years. It is quite comprehensive and can be ordered from office@fairvote.ca.
    Frequently Asked Questions is another Fair Vote Canada standby. This 6 page document addresses a wide range of questions and includes responses to the most commons myths about PR. 
  • A tri-fold gives people something more compact to take away while covering all the bases. Here’s a link to a generic tri-fold that you can use. However it is possible to design a similar tri-fold designed specifically for your own province or region such as the one on the right. You can see what has already been done in this vein in our Tri-folds folder on the Chapter Resources Google Drive. A geographically-specific tri-fold can be used to drive home a powerful message in regions that have been essentially swept by one party – of which there are many!
  • Why Proportional Representation? A Look at the Evidence (9 pages), provides a review of the empirical evidence in favour of PR from around the world.
  • The Case for Support is glossy handout filled with beautiful graphics that was developed for fundraising and as a lobbying handout with MPs in 2016.
  • Commissions, Assemblies and Reports is available in two versions. It provides a review of the multiple commissions, assemblies and reports on PR in Canada since 1923 – a useful riposte for those who call for us to be patient and not rush into reforming our electoral system! The link provided is to the abridged handout version of this document. From there, you can click on the link in footnote 1 to access the longer version and all of the links contained therein.

FVC also makes handouts to measure for specific campaigns. These additions to our inventory can later be customized for other campaigns such as the upcoming federal campaign in 2019 or other provincial campaigns.

Reference Documents

The basic documents above are likely to more than suffice for most people, in addition to what can be found under the “What is PR?” tab of this website.

That said, one reason that people turn to FVC is for our expertise on proportional representation and many of our members develop extensive expertise and research skills on PR over the years. Below are document and references that may be of special interest to the most dedicated FVC members and supporters.

Information on Fair Vote Canada

For information on Fair Vote Canada, please refer to our Google Drive folder of public documents relating to the fundamentals of our organization.  Among the key documents you will find there are:

PR in Canada

Other Canadian websites of special interest

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