Have your say on electoral reform in Canada!

Until Oct. 7, 2016, an all-party committee on electoral reform will be traveling the country to get our input on how to fix our voting system to make it more fair, equitable & representative. At the same time, Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef will be holding her own tour to gather input, various MPs are organizing townhalls, and community groups are organizing events.

This consultation is thanks to a long-running, grassroots campaign by groups like Fair Vote Canada to fix our broken electoral system - one where in the last election one party one 39% of the vote, 54% of the seats in parliament, and 100% of power in Ottawa.

Below is a list of all the currently scheduled events until October 7th. We'll update the list, or you can find a calendar here.

If you can't make it to these events, there are other ways to participate: an online survey, submitting a brief, or appearing at a committe meeting. You can find all the details here.

Looking for more information on our electoral system and what this is all about? The goverment has lots of information here. Or Fair Vote Canada is a wealth of resources.

It's important that we reform our electoral system, but not all reforms will fix the system. Learn more and take part!

Legend:

Þ - Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef

ß  - Special Committee on Electoral Reform public forum (ERRE)

§ - MP town halls

ø - Community events

 

EVENTS

Friday, September 16

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Château Royal, 3500 Boul. du Souvenir, Montreal, QC

§ Salt Spring Island Town Hall with MP Elizabeth May, 18:00 PDT Multi-purpose Room, G.I.S.S. 232 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

§ Electoral Reform Townhall with MP Mrs. Eva Nassif, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Château Royal, 3500 Boul. du Souvenir, Laval, QC

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Saturday, September 17

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 1pm-3pm, Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan, 1100 promenade du St-Maurice, Salon Alcan-Belgo-Laurentide, Shawinigan, QC

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Rachel Blaney, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, Dwight Hall 6274 Walnut St, Powell River, BC

ø Democracy Cafe 2.0 - Electoral Reform. For full event details, please visit.

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Anita Vandenbeld, 6pm to 9pm, Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Ave., Ottawa, ON

ø The Waterloo Region Greens are hosting a Community Dialogue/Information Session on Electoral Reform with Fair Vote Waterloo - 3pm – 4:30pm on at Carl Zehr Square in front of Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, 85 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON

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Sunday, September 18

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Rob Oliphant, (Special Guest to be announced), 2 - 4 pm, Don Valley West at Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd., Toronto, ON, RSVP

ø Dialogue on Electoral Reform from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Creekside Commons, 2201 Lambert Drive, Courtenay, BC

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Monday, September 19

ß ERRE committee - Regina, Saskatchewan, Doubletree by Hilton, 1975 Broad St, Regina, SK, Capital Ballroom. 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Witness Panels); 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Open mic session) ; 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Open mic session

ø Non-partisan meeting/discussion on Electoral Reform, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Parkside Art Gallery at 401 Cedar Ave, 100 Mile House, BC. Three former Federal candidates (from 3 different parties) will be on hand to answer questions

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Tuesday, September 20

ß ERRE committee - St-Pierre Jolys Recreational Centre, 545 Hebert Ave, St-Pierre Jolys, MB. 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Open mic session

ß ERRE committee - Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg MB, Delta A, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., ( Open mic session)

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Wednesday, September 21

ß ERRE committee - Chelsea Hotel, Churchill Ballroom, Toronto, 33 Gerrard St West, Toronto, ON, 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Witness Panel) ; 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Open mic session) ; 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Open mic session)

ø Elmira Public Library will host a Fair Vote Waterloo presentation of "Make Every Vote Count", 6:30pm-8:30pm, 65 Arthur St S, Elmira, ON. More info

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Thursday, September 22

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 7pm-9pm, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Memorial Hall, 145 Richmond, Charlottetown, PE

§ Electoral Reform Townhall with MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach, 6-8pm, Fabric room Saint-Clément church, 183 chemin Saint-Louis, Beauharnois, Qc, Details

ß ERRE committee - Delta Québec, 690 René-Lévesque Blvd Est, QC, Jonquière/Lauzon. 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Open mic session) ; 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Open mic session)

ø Democracy Cafe 2.0 - Electoral Reform. For full event details, please visit this page.

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Friday, September 23

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, Friday, September 23,7:00-9:00 PM, Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington Street, The Baronet Ballroom (8th floor),Halifax (NS)

ß ERRE committee - Corporation d’aménagement de la Rivière de l’Assomption, 100 Fabre St, Joliette, QC, Pavillon de la Rivière. 1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Witness Panels) ; 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Open mic session) ; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Open mic session)

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Saturday, September 24

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, Saturday, September 24 7:00-9:00 PM, Delta Beausejour, 750 Main Street, Ballroom A, Moncton (NB)

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Rachel Blaney, 1 - 3 pm, Port McNeill Community Hall, 1473 Broughton Blvd, Port McNeill, BC

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MPs Alistair MacGregor and Randall Garrison, 2:00 - 3:30, Community Commons Belmost School, 3041 Langford Lake Rd., Langford, BC, RSVP

§ Electoral Reform Consultation with MP for Essex, Tracey Ramsey, 2 - 4 pm, Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Drive, LaSalle, ON, Register

ø "My Vote Matters" Public Town Hall on electoral reform, 7-9pm, Ron Kolbus-Lakeside Centre, Ottawa, ON

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Sunday, September 25

§ Electoral Reform Townhall with MP Francesco Sorbara, 3 - 6 pm, Vellore Village Community Center, Open to all residents of Vaughan-Woodbridge, Woodbridge, ON

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Adam Vaughan, 2-4pm, Toronto City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON For more info, follow this link

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Monday, September 26

ß ERRE committee - Whitehorse, Yukon (Details TBC)

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Tuesday, September 27

ß ERRE committee - Site visit (Details TBC)

ø Electoral Reform Consultation, 7pm - 9pm, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa, ON

ß ERRE committee - Victoria, British Columbia (Details TBC)

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Wednesday, September 28

ß ERRE committee - Vancouver, British Columbia (Details TBC)

ø New Hamburg Public Library, will host a Fair Vote Waterloo presentation of "Make Every Vote Count", 6:30 - 8:00pm, 145 Huron St, New Hamburg, ON. More info

ø Jean-Pierre Kingsley Speaks on Electoral Reform at the Auditorium, Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, 7:00pm-8:30pm, 85 Queen Street N, Kitchener, ON. More info

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Thursday, September 29

Þ Federal electoral reform community dialogue tour with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, 7pm-9pm, Albatross Hotel, Salon E/F, 114 Trans-Canada Highway, Gander, NL

§ Electoral Reform Townhall with MP Darrell Samson, Thursday 7 pm, Sackville Lions Club, 101 Old Beaverbank Road, Lower Sackville, NS

ø Niagara West Town Hall Meeting on Electoral Reform. Phil Rose, the past Liberal candidate for Niagara West, will moderate the event, which will feature Dr. Peter Graefe, an Associate Professor of Political Science at McMaster University and expert in Canadian public policy. Other past candidates, including Dean Allison, our current Member of Parliament, are being invited. 7-9pm Grimsby Town Hall, 160 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, ON

ß ERRE committee - Leduc, Alberta (Details TBC)

ø Ayr Public Library, will host a Fair Vote Waterloo presentation of "Make Every Vote Count", 6:30pm-8:00pm, 137 Stanley St, Ayr, ON, More info

§ Electoral Reform Town Hall with MP Simon Marcil, 6-9pm, 3014 Chemin d'Oka, Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC. For more information

ø "They Say We're Apathetic: a youth townhall to fix the voting system" 1pm-4pm, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, Launch Zone, 314 Yonge St, Toronto, ON. RSVP

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Friday, September 30

ß ERRE committee - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Details TBD)


Monday, October 3

ß ERRE committee - Montréal, Québec (Details TBD)


Tuesday, October 4

ß ERRE committee - Halifax, Nova Scotia (Details TBD)


Wednesday, October 5

ß ERRE committee - St. John’s, Newfoundland (Details TBD)


Thursday, October 6

ß ERRE committee - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Details TBD)


Friday, October 7

ß ERRE committee - Fredericton, New Brunswick (Details TBD)

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