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BC-STV: The Debate

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The Tyee has arranged a debate to help you prepare to cast your vote on May 12 for or against changing B.C.'s voting system. How STV would operate is explained in this article. The Tyee asked each camp to pick a debater. They are: David Schreck, secretary-treasurer, No STV, and Shoni Field, spokesperson for British Columbians for BC-STV.

In This Series

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Should BC Change the Way We Elect? Hear from Both Sides

On May 12 you'll be asked to choose First Past the Post or STV. Today begins an in-depth debate to help you decide.

By Shoni Field and David Schreck, 28 Apr 2009


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Change the Way We Elect? Round Two of the Debate

Which is better, First Past Post or Single Transferable Vote?

By Shoni Field and David Schreck, 30 Apr 2009


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Debating STV, Round Three

Does our system now give parties too much power? Are STV ridings unfair?

By Shoni Field and David Schreck, 5 May 2009


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To STV or Not STV? Round Four

Will it create instability? Will it elect more women and minorities?

By Shoni Field and David Schreck, 7 May 2009


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STV Debate, Final Round

Both camps sum up their best arguments for and against STV.

By Shoni Field and David Schreck, 12 May 2009


Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung