Tonight: Fair Vote Waterloo Discussion Night at Williams Fresh Cafe on Northfield Drive

Williams Fresh Cafe on Northfield

Williams on Northfield

Tonight it’s time for another Fair Vote Discussion Night. If you’re looking to escape the ghouls and goblins, come talk about:

  • Submissions to the Electoral Reform Committee were due on 7 October — let’s discuss what we’ve all submitted.
  • PM Trudeau backsteps on Electoral Reform: iPolitics
  • PM Trudeau sidesteps on Electoral Reform: The Star
  • Minister Monsef steps in it: Alison Creekside

This month we’ll meet in the north area of Waterloo Region, the Williams Fresh Cafe on Northfield Drive.

What: Discussion Night
When: Monday, 31 October 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: William’s Fresh Cafe
Location: 30 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, Ontario Map

Do you have 3 minutes for a more democratic Canada?

Proportional Representation - Don't settle for lessHello Everyone,

For those of us seeking meaningful electoral reform today’s first anniversary of the Liberal’s historic federal electoral win has been dampened by an interview in this morning’s Le Devoir with Prime Minister Trudeau. Basically, the Prime Minister said well, maybe just a little change for now.

Here is an article on the interview and subsequent debate during question period in Parliament today in iPolitics:

Trudeau taking heat for walking back electoral reform

For those of you that speak French, here is the link to the Le Devoir article:

Trudeau ne garantit plus une réforme électorale majeure

Do you have 3 minutes? Phone or email your MP to let them know that we expect them to keep their election promise to make every vote count! We can’t let them walk away from this election promise, this is our historic opportunity to create a stronger democracy and public policy that serves all Canadians.

Here are the phone numbers and email addresses of our Waterloo Region Liberal MPs.

A simple message is all that is needed but if 50 or 75 or 100 of us call or email, the message will be loud and clear: we expect you to keep the promise that 2015 will be the last election under First Past The Post.

Let’s make sure we get the change we voted for, call or email your MP.

Thank you!

Best regards,


for FVC-WR

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dont settle by Laurel L. Russwurm is used under a CC BYCreative Commons — Attribution 2.0 Generic — CC BY 2.0 license.

Many thanks at Thanksgiving

Dear FairVoting Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving. On behalf of FVC-WR, I would like to express our thanks to our many volunteers and supporters that have contributed to the extraordinary work of getting the message for the need of a fair electoral system out to our community in the past year.

So many hundreds of people have contributed to making our voices heard in support of proportional representation. To those of you that attended planning meetings, lectures, talks and a town hall, signed postcards and petitions, spoke to or emailed your MP, came to monthly discussion meetings, worked on, delivered or arranged for a power point presentation, wrote letters to local and national media, attended a Community Dialogue, submitted a brief to the ERRE or filled in the ERRE questionnaire, to those of you that stood out in the sun and heat at our community tables, donated money to help ensure our work would carry on, held a get together, talked to friends, neighbours or family about electoral reform, so many, many thanks. Our work is dependent on our volunteers and supporters, thank you for your help, support and belief in electoral reform.

And, our work isn’t done. When the ERRE committee tables their report on December 1st, we will have a better idea of what work 2017 will bring. Today, we can be thankful for our shared commitment to making Canada’s democracy stronger and the opportunity to build a more equitable Canada through a fair electoral system.

So many thanks to each of you and all the best to you and yours for a happy Thanksgiving.

Best regards,
for FVC-WR

Four Days To Tell The Government That We Want Proportional Representation

Hello FairVoting Friends,

The public consultations by the Electoral Reform committee end this Friday at 11:59pm. Minister Monsef has said the government needs to know that there is broad support for change.

Can you join us in making your voice heard? There are three easy ways to submit your views to the committee.

You can fill in a questionnaire or submit a brief at the ERRE – Electoral Reform web page.

People conferencing at a table

Community Dialogues

Or you can come to tomorrow night’s Community Dialogue to meet with other like minded Canadians, talk about what we want in an electoral system and write up the discussion to be sent to the government. We start at 6:30pm at the Queen Street Commons, 43 Queen Street South in Kitchener.

What: Community Dialogue
When: Tuesday, 4 October 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: Queen Street Commons Cafe
Location: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario Map

It is important that the government knows that only Proportional Representation will deliver the fairness and equality wanted by Canadians. Let’s make the most of this opportunity!

Best regards,
Sharon Sommerville
for FVC-WR

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