It’s A Good News Day!

Hello FairVoting Friends,

The first piece of good news is that the Liberal Party passed Resolution 31 at its convention this past weekend. After the next election, the LPC has committed to engage in an all party process to investigate, using expert advice and citizen’s participation (that’s we come in!), the best electoral system for Canada which could include PR. It would then report to Parliament within 12 months with its recommendations. This is an exciting opportunity to began a national debate on electoral reform which could lead to using some form of PR in our 2019 elections. WooHoo!

The next great news is that on Saturday, March 8th KW Transitions & Fair Vote Waterloo will partner to host Connect between 1:30 – 3:30 at the Queen Street Commons Cafe in Kitchener. (Map)

Here is the message from Leadnow:

It may not feel like it yet, but the 2015 federal election is just around the corner. If we start working together now, we can help hold this government accountable at the ballot box, and elect people with a strong mandate for action on democracy, climate, and inequality. More than that — we can help build a movement strong enough to push for real changes after the election.

Between February 27th and March 9th, people are going to gather in communities across the country to talk about a plan to organize for and beyond the 2015 election. Join TransitionKW on Facebook and Fair Vote Waterloo for Connect!

You can register and learn more at the Leadnow Connect registration page or on the Connect — Leadnow event on Facebook

Please join us there, we need to work together to ensure positive change for Canada in 2015!

Amazingly, the Conservative MP for Brampton West, Kyle Seeback is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Democratic Reform this Saturday, March 1st, 2 -4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 80 Mary Street in Brampton. (Map2) The topics are Michael Chong’s Reform Bill and Proportional Representation. It is an important opportunity to let the CPC know that Canadians care about our democracy and want fair, effective elections.

Wishing you well,

Sharon Sommerville
for Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter