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Background and Resources

In 2021, the Yukon legislature established the Yukon Special Committee on Electoral Reform. They heard expert testimony and held public consultations for almost two years.

During that time, Fair Vote Yukon called for a non-partisan Yukon Citizen’s Assembly on Electoral Reform that will look at the evidence and explore all possibilities for the Yukon. The Yukon Special Committee on Electoral Reform asked Statistics Yukon to survey Yukoners about this idea. Results showed that 63% were in favour, with only 8% opposed.

The Yukon legislature then created the Yukon Special Committee on the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform to create the terms of reference for a Yukon Citizens’ Assembly. This committee issued their final report in October 2023.

Fair Vote Yukon is not advocating for one type of proportional representation. There are several excellent options that will deliver fair results for Yukoners and keep strong local representation. A process Yukoners can trust, public engagement and education is key.

Fair Vote Yukon supports the work of the upcoming Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform and encourages all Yukoners to engage with their Citizens’ Assembly!

Additional electoral reform resources you may find helpful:

Fair Vote Yukon’s submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform
Fair Vote Canada’s submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (includes proportional representation models for the Yukon)
Fair Vote Canada’s website (general resources about proportional representation)
Research on proportional representation (summary of peer-reviewed articles on proportional representation and outcomes such as quality of democracy, economic performance, environment, health and social outcomes)