The Centre for e-Democracy in conjunction with Dr. Chelsea Gabel’s SSHRC-funded project, and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa hosted a Roundtable on the impacts of technology and Online Voting at the University of Ottawa on Monday, September 26th.
This event brought together government, experts and practitioners from around the globe, and members of Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, provided opening remarks. Yvonne Jones, Inuk MP Labrador and Charlie Angus, MP Timmins-James Bay also spoke.
The Roundtable focused on the possible adoption of online voting in Canadian federal elections, what policy implementation could look like, and the steps to be taken leading up to deployment. The discussions will provide the basis for future policy recommendations to the federal government.
Watch the videos:
- Panel 2: Indigenous Perspectives on Online Voting (Dwayne Nashkawa)
- Panel 2: Remarks (Charlie Angus)
- Panel 2: Remarks (Yvonne Jones)
- Panel 2: Lessons from Huu ay aht First Nations (John Jack)
- Panel 2: Innovation – The Journey to Online Voting (Joyce King and Leona Benedict)
- Panel 5: Policy Lessons for Canada (Valerie Monague)