No Discussion Night in December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

Since we’re right in the middle of those two celebrations I expect everyone is too busy with family, friends, and food to be going out for a Discussion Night. So we’ll skip December’s Discussion Night, and resume in January.


Also, don’t forget the upcoming Strategy Meeting:

What: Fair Vote Waterloo 2017 New Year’s Strategy Meeting
When: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Sharon Sommerville’s dining room
Location: 85 Westmount Road South, Waterloo, Ontario Map

Notes from previous strategy meetings:

Group discussion

Group discussion

Back on the last Wednesday of the month in 2017:

What: January 2017 Discussion Night
When: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: To Be Determined

If you have a preference for a location for the January 2017 Discussion Night please let me know!

– –Bob.

A Christmas Poem for Proportional Representation

All I Want For Christmas Is Proportional RepresentationHello & Season’s Greetings,

On behalf of the Board of Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter, I would like to extend our very best wishes to you and yours for a joyful & safe holiday season.

Here is a little holiday cheer which we hope you will enjoy. This wonderful poem came from Ann Remnant in Alberta.

Oh Liberal MP, oh Liberal dear

Pull up a chair and lend me your ear.

My tale is short, I won’t keep you long

Just a wee ask to fix a big wrong.

Twas not long ago Trudeau made clear

FPTP had had its last year.

The people cheered and voted in trust

that Trudeau’s Liberals would fix the unjust.

The committee studied, all summer through

With a survey, emails, and many a backyard do.

A PR system was the favoured choice

of committee experts and the peoples’ voice.

So, quite shocking it was to hear Trudeau say

Hey! ‘Canadians actually think I’m okay’

Then, Monsef to a room full of PR support!

“There’s no consensus” I regret to report.

It’s truly awesome to be a Liberal MP devoting yourself to the entire country.

Pardon, I do not intend to insult or provoke

But, be wary, your power depends on our vote.

The time is short and the task is great

To keep the promise our PM did state.

Please give thought, ‘mid the season’s jollity

To how you will fix our democracy.

All the best!

Sharon for FVC-WR

All I Want For Christmas Is PR postcard by Laurel L. Russwurm is used under a CC 0 (Public Domain)Creative Commons — CC0 1.0 Universal (Public Domain dedication) license.