The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship will host a panel discussion about the upcoming federal election. The panelists will showcase their research on the current campaign, and discuss public opinion and media trends leading up to Election Day. Themes include the reliability of the election polls, new approaches in election studies and polling, comparison of the 2015 campaign dynamics with those of earlier elections, the usage of the Vote Compass, local aspects in this election, media highlights, and the diversity of political candidates. The discussion will take place on Friday, October 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the ballroom, Thomson House (3650 McTavish Street, Montreal), McGill University.
The panel discussion is open to the general public. The event will also be streamed at: https://connect.mcgill.ca/r7fmip91a3e/. The discussion will be in English. Questions may be posed in either French or English.
Moderator: Richard Schultz (McGill University)
Patrick Fournier (Université de Montréal): Canadian Election Study
Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University): Local Parliament Project
Claire Durand (Université de Montréal): Can We Rely on The Polls?
Benjamin Forest and Mike Medeiros (McGill University): The Changing Face of Federal Candidates
Yannick Dufresne (Université Laval): Vote Compass
Dominic Forest (Université de Montréal): Words from the Campaign Trail