All Candidates Meeting on Electoral Reform in Waterloo at 7pm today!

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All Candidates Meeting

Hello FairVoting Friends,

If you live in Waterloo, please join us for an All Candidates Meeting on electoral reform tonight!

When:
Monday, 21 September 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm

Where:
First United Church, Parish Hall Map 1
12 William Street, Waterloo

Candidates Bardish Chagger (Liberal), Diane Freeman (NDP) and Richard Walsh (Green) will join us to discuss their party’s position on electoral reform.

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If you live in Kitchener-Conestoga, the All Candidates Meeting is on Saturday, 3 October 2015 at 2:30pm.

When:
Saturday, 3 October 2015, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Where:
Forest Heights Library Map 2
252 Fischer-Hallman Road
Kitchener, Ontario

Candidates Bob Jonkman (Green), Tim Louis (Liberal) and James Villeneuve (NDP) have confirmed.

Bring your questions and hope to see you there!

Best regards,
Sharon Sommerville
for FVC – WR

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Thunderclap: Where They Stand

Hi everyone.

As you probably know, Fair Vote Canada has been asking candidates in every riding in Canada five questions to determine if they personally support PR, if they support it enough to advocate for it, and if they will vote for it. We need 170 yes votes to make PR reality in 2019.

On Tuesday morning the front page of http://www.fairvote.ca will be Where They Stand. You’ll be able to look up your riding and see how your candidates answered.

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You need to sign up before Tuesday at 10:00am. The more Canadians we can reach with Where They Stand, the better!

Note: On Tuesday, if you see a candidate with a Has Not Replied picture, be assured they didn’t just miss the email. There was also a Declined to Answer picture for those who replied but refused to answer any of the questions. In the ridings I’ve been looking after — about 200 of them — non-responders were emailed between three and six times. They had options of answering some or all of the questions, and clarifying their views in the quote section.

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All Candidates Meetings in Waterloo, Kitchener — Conestoga and Kitchener South — Hespeler

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All Candidates Meeting

Hello Fair Voting Friends,

Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region has two All Candidates Meetings scheduled on electoral reform. We also want to let you know about a third ACM hosted by the Community Associations of Kitchener South — Hespeler. Details on an ACM on electoral reform in Cambridge will be available soon.

Waterloo All Candidates Meeting on Electoral Reform
When: Monday, September 21st, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: First United Church, Parish Hall, 12 William Street, Waterloo

Candidates Bardish Chagger (Liberal), Diane Freeman (NDP) and Richard Walsh (Green) will join us to discuss their party’s position on electoral reform. Peter Braid (Conservative) was invited but declined. His response to our invitation will be read at the meeting.

You can join the event on the Facebook page for the Waterloo ACM.

Kitchener – Conestoga All Candidates Meeting on Electoral Reform
When: Saturday, October 3rd, 2:30pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Forest Heights Library, 252 Fischer-Halman Road, Kitchener, Ontario
Kitchener South — Hespeler All Candidates Meeting
hosted by the Community Associations of Kitchener South — Hespeler

When: Wednesday, October 7, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Waterloo Region Museum, Auditorium, 10 Huron Road, south of Manitou

Moderator: Carl Zehr

Bring your questions and let candidates know that this must be the last unfair election.

Best regards,

Sharon Sommerville for FVC-WR

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