Town Hall on Electoral Reform

September 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 7, 2016

MP DANIEL BLAIKIE TO HOST TOWN HALL ON ELECTORAL REFORM IN ELMWOOD - TRANSCONA

WINNIPEG MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona) will be hosting a Town Hall on Electoral Reform in Winnipeg on September 8th, 2016.

There has been growing interest in electoral reform in Canada over the last few years. After promising that the federal election of 2015 would be the last one held under a first-past-the post system, the Trudeau Liberals delayed for over six months before moving forward with the NDP’s proposal for a fair process.

Now that the process is underway, Blaikie is looking to engage voters in Winnipeg on the issue.

For too long, political parties in Canada have been able to get 100% of the power with less than 50% of the vote,” said Blaikie. “Our system rewards regionally-based parties and tends to punish those with broad-based national support. The result is Parliaments that do not accurately represent the will of Canadian voters.”

The Special Committee on Electoral Reform, with seats allocated to each party proportionally, met with experts through the summer and will be travelling the country through September and October.

This town hall will provide an opportunity for people in Winnipeg to learn more and put questions to local experts on the topic of electoral reform. Professor Emeritus Paul Thomas (PhD) and Professor Christopher Adams (PhD) will give a presentation on electoral reform and take questions from the public.

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel
Ambassador Room AB
1415 Regent avenue West
Winnipeg, MB

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For more information, please contact:

Carole O’Brien
Elmwood-Transcona Constituency Assistant
204-984-2500
Daniel.Blaikie.C1@parl.gc.ca