Can electoral reform encourage better behaviour?

The Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Maxwell A. Cameron, director of UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, on the potential for electoral reform to encourage better behaviour.

“Democracy is enriched to the degree that citizens grapple with the same issues as elected officials, so that the decisions made in the corridors of power reflect opinions formed in the broader social milieu. If the public can come to judgment on the matter of electoral reform, it will be easier for politicians to do the right thing, and to do it for the right reasons, in the right way, and at the right time,” he wrote.

The article also appeared in the Vancouver Sun.