Nope, not for Sooke elections. Rather, this is a federal government examination of the current first-past-the-post voting system, and looking at electoral reform. The following information is from Fair Vote Canada.
The special all-party committee on electoral reform has invited Canadians to offer their input in a fun and easy way: Host an electoral reform dialogue in Sooke and submit a short report from it to the committee. Sign up here.
A dialogue can be as small as two or three people getting together for coffee, as big as a community town hall, and anything in between!
You can also conduct a dialogue at a meeting of an organization you are already involved in.
The government has provided a list of questions they would like feedback on. You don’t need to be an expert. All you need to do is discuss the questions in your group, have someone take notes, and submit your report to the committee by October 7.
Fair Vote Canada can help you with anything you need, including:
- the questions for participants and feedback form for the committee
- optional resources (printed, videos, speakers)
- help with promoting your dialogue if you choose to make it open for others to join (you can also keep your dialogue private)
The committee wants to hear from Canadians about what values are important to them in a new electoral system. They will release a final report with their recommendation on December 1. If many of us host these conversations and submit our feedback, we can have a big impact!
Can you host a dialogue? Register here!
As we receive details of events, we’ll post them on this event page (your event can be marked public or private). You can even host your event during Democracy Week in Canada – September 12-19, 2016.
We will be promoting these conversations a lot as a great way to join the national conversation about electoral reform.
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- Advanced polling dates: Oct 9, 10, 11, 12
- LETTER: ALL Candidates Meetings should include ALL Candidates
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