Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 23:00 to Friday, April 5, 2013 - 01:00
Ballroom, The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 59.094" N, 79° 22' 52.0536" W
Ontario CA

Canadian Electoral Alliance is hosting a Town Hall on Proportional Representation

Speakers will be:

NDP - Peggy Nash: MP Parkdale-High Park, Opposition Finance Critic; a founding member of Equal Voice, an advocacy organization for the election of more women in Canada

The Liberal Party - Hon. Dr. Carolyn Bennett M.P. St Paul's Critic for Aboriginal affairs & Northern Development, and chair of the National Liberal Women’s Caucus. She is a former critic for Democratic Reform;

Green Party - Jim Harris leader of the Green Party of Canada 2003 to 2006; he is a management consultant on change and leadership

Moderator: John Deverell founding treasurer of Fair Vote Canada. John Deverell was a journalist for 25 years with the Toronto Star, author of 3 books, one of which is Democracy, Eh? A Guide to Voter Action.

The town hall, presentations and discussion, will focus on how to make electoral reform happen, and also be a forum for those concerned about the fate of Canadian Democracy, providing an opportunity for them to network with one another.

Canadian Electoral Alliance was formed in October 2011 to encourage cross-party cooperation for the 2015 election, and enactment of proportional representation at the earliest possible time after that. Canadian Electoral Alliance promotes proportional representation as the best way to achieve serious attention to climate change and other social justice issues supported by the broad mass (60%) of Canadian voters.

The co-sponsors of the event : Canadians for Justice; Cooperate for Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo), Council of Canadians (Toronto Chapter); Fair Vote Canada (Toronto Chapter); Greenspiration; JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice; Leadnow; RaBIT; Reclaim Our Democratic Canada; Catch 22 Campaign


For more information on the Canadian Electoral Alliance and proportional representation,  please see:



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