Gauging Change

  • June 19, 2013
  • 12:00 pm
  • Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Poll results in the recent B.C. and Alberta elections defied expectations. Can we trust polls? Are they swaying the way we vote? Join one of Canada’s prominent pollsters Kyle Braid, Vice-President of Ipsos Reid and key political insider from the 2013 B.C. election Dimitri Pantazopolous as they discuss the usefulness of the political poll as a gauge and a guide—and what this this means for the future of our democratic institutions with one of B.C.’s top political journalists Barbara Yaffe of the Vancouver Sun.

  • General admission: $10



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