Visit of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

On September 17, 2012, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship hosted a visit by a delegation from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The 18-member delegation was led by Mr. Xiao Liu, Deputy Director-General of the Guizhou Provincial Committee. The purpose of the visit was to promote international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and best practices regarding the democratic supervision over the work of government. The delegation heard a presentation on electoral systems by Professor André Blais, director of the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal. Professor Blais also presented some findings from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project. The Centre’s Director, Elisabeth Gidengil, presented the Centre’s research program and demonstrated two electoral literacy tools that have been developed by Centre’s members, the Québec Vote Compass and Vote au Pluriel, Québec / Three Ontario Votes.

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The delegation poses with Professor Blais and Professor Gidengil on the McGill campus

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Professor Blais and Professor Gidengil are shown exchanging gifts with Mr. Xiao Liu, Deputy Director-General of the Guizhou Provincial Committee

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The delegation listens to the presentation by Professor Blais

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