SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

August 29, 2016 05:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New Essay on Canada's First-Past-The-Post Voting System and Its Alternatives Coming Tuesday, Aug. 30

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 29, 2016) - Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Fraser Institute will release a new essay comparing Canada's first-past-the-post voting system to the alternatives.

First-Past-The-Post: Empowered Voters, Accountable Government spotlights the differences between various voting systems -- FPTP, proportional representation, preferential voting, single transferable vote, and mixed member proportional -- and notes which system typically produces the most accountable government.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Aug. 30 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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