Meet Michael Chong and Brian Tanguay

The Reform Act and Proportional Representation

Join us for a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Fair Vote Guelph team

Michael Chong

Michael Chong

Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills

Michael will speak about his Private Member’s Bill, commonly known as The Reform Act. The Reform Act puts forward three simple reforms to strengthen Parliament by proposing to

  • restore local control over party nominations,
  • strengthen caucus as a decision-making body, and
  • reinforce the accountability of party members to caucuses.

The Reform Act is an important first step in rebalancing the power structure within the Canadian government.

Brian Tanguay

Brian Tanguay

Professor Brian Tanguay, Electoral Reform expert and member of the board of Fair Vote Canada-Waterloo Region.

Brian will speak about Proportional Representation, an electoral system used by 27/34 OECD countries whereby most votes count towards electing a representative, and the percentage of seats a party receives in the legislature roughly matches its popular support.

Saint James The Apostle church, Map
85 Glasgow Street N., Guelph
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Reception and light refreshments provided after the presentations.

Co-Sponsored by: Council of Canadians Guelph chapter,
Fair Vote Canada-Waterloo Region,
Social Justice Committee at St. James