Discussion Night at @FairvoteWRC: Citizens’ Assemblies

Group discussion Hi everyone! July is almost over, so let’s have another Discussion Night!

In local news, the Civic Hub for Waterloo Region has opened as a pilot project, and Fair Vote Waterloo is one of the partners! This means we can use the space for meetings, presentations, public forums, and Discussion Nights! It’s a shared space, so we’re likely to be joined by people who might not otherwise come to discussion nights on electoral reform, and maybe you’ll find another group having discussions on something more interesting than electoral reform (but I can’t imagine how that would be possible…)

For this month, I propose a discussion topic on Citizens’ Assemblies. This is one of the campaigns that Fair Vote Canada is working on — once the new government is elected in October, what’s the best way to get a fair, non-partisan evaluation and proposal for a different electoral system? Fair Vote Canada believes that a selected group of ordinary citizens are best able to make that decision. Citizens’ Assemblies were set up for the 2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum, as well as the original BC referendum in 2004.

If you’re interested in studying up before Wednesday, Fair Vote Canada has information at National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.

What: FairvoteWRC Discussion Night: Citizens’ Assemblies
When: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

Civic Hub WR is in the lower parish hall of The Church of St. John The Evangelist; go to the doors on Duke Street and ring the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (SDCWR).

If you drive, do not park in the lot beside the church at the corner of Duke and College. It is not for the Civic Hub, SDCWR, or the church. You will almost certainly get a ticket!

Hope to see you at the Hub on Wednesday!

–Bob Jonkman
FairvoteWRC Secretary and Discussion Night Organizer

Email: info@fairvotewrc.ca
Phone: +1–519–279–2990

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