Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999-2008, during which time proportional representation was the electoral system used for the vote. (It still is.)
She’ll share her experiences in Vancouver on June 25, with Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason.
WHEN: June 25, 2018 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville St, Vancouver
More information about MMP, including a handy video, follows.
New Zealand changed to mixed member proportional (MMP) in 1993, with the first vote under this system held in 1996.
Similar electoral reform efforts will go to a referendum in BC in the fall; Ms. Clark’s talk is a welcome opportunity to hear first-hand about the New Zealand experience.