Friday, May 25, 2012

Great event with Stephane Dion in Toronto on Saturday

If you're in Toronto on Saturday (May 26th) this is where you should be, as the Edward Blake Society presents a pub night and discussion on Canadian democracy and reform with former Liberal leader (and still number one in my heart) Stephane Dion.

It begins at 6pm at Pauper's Pub, 539 Bloor Street West (at Bathurst) in Toronto. He'll speak about the Senate, seat redistribution and electoral reform, with plenty of time for questions. Hope you can make it out, as it should be a great event.

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Jordan said...

I don't understand why Dion is promoting a totally different type of electoral reform then the one that was voted on at the party convention in January. One thing the Liberals seem unable to do is listen to the grassroots.

Bill Oates said...

The resolution at the convention did not define any type of electoral reform, only that "the current 'first past the post' system, at the Electoral District level, be replaced by a Preferential Voting system, such that the Member of Parliament be selected by 50% plus 1 of the voters in each Electoral District;
Hopefully, there will be serious discussion about the many aspects of our deeply flawed electoral system. For starters, top-heavy executive powers, relevance of regular MPs, government appointments, the Senate, etc.