Have your say when it comes to a new way to vote

News Sep 27, 2016 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Many people have lost faith in the electoral system and community groups are offering residents in Brantford and County of Brant a chance to voice their opinions on how it should change.

The Brantford-Brant Women's, Youth and Seniors Liberal Clubs are hosting a forum on Electoral reform Sunday October, 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Laurier Brantford in the Odeon Building in room 110.

The report from the event will contribute to a nation-wide consultation for the All-Party Committee on Electoral Reform going to Parliament with recommendations in December to possibly change how Canadians vote in the 2019 federal election.

The forum is a non-partisan event focused on giving community members information on what the All-Party Parliamentary Committee is doing and options it is considering and to gathering community input. All reports are due to the committee on October 14.

“We want to give the people of Brantford-Brant a public opportunity to voice their opinions on this issue while keeping partisanship out of the discussion.” Women’s Club President Donna Nelson said.

Local representatives from all four political parties have been invited to join the forum to help with the report that comes from the event.

The forum will begin with presentations and then break-out sessions to discuss options to replace the first pat the post electoral system, what keeps people from voting, mandatory voting, online voting and if a national referendum is necessary to approve any changes.

Youth Club President Patrick Mulligan, a Laurier Brantford student, wants to make sure student voices are heard.

“Laurier is a great place to hold this, we welcome everyone and it’s an environment where lively debate and sharing of opinions is promoted. I hope we see many students and youth there as we will be greatly affected by any changes to our electoral system,” Mulligan said.

For more information about the event or to RSVP visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brantford-brant-electoral-reform-community-forum-tickets-28149812848I. For more information on electoral reform visit Canada.ca/democracy.

Have your say when it comes to a new way to vote

News Sep 27, 2016 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Many people have lost faith in the electoral system and community groups are offering residents in Brantford and County of Brant a chance to voice their opinions on how it should change.

The Brantford-Brant Women's, Youth and Seniors Liberal Clubs are hosting a forum on Electoral reform Sunday October, 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Laurier Brantford in the Odeon Building in room 110.

The report from the event will contribute to a nation-wide consultation for the All-Party Committee on Electoral Reform going to Parliament with recommendations in December to possibly change how Canadians vote in the 2019 federal election.

The forum is a non-partisan event focused on giving community members information on what the All-Party Parliamentary Committee is doing and options it is considering and to gathering community input. All reports are due to the committee on October 14.

“We want to give the people of Brantford-Brant a public opportunity to voice their opinions on this issue while keeping partisanship out of the discussion.” Women’s Club President Donna Nelson said.

Local representatives from all four political parties have been invited to join the forum to help with the report that comes from the event.

The forum will begin with presentations and then break-out sessions to discuss options to replace the first pat the post electoral system, what keeps people from voting, mandatory voting, online voting and if a national referendum is necessary to approve any changes.

Youth Club President Patrick Mulligan, a Laurier Brantford student, wants to make sure student voices are heard.

“Laurier is a great place to hold this, we welcome everyone and it’s an environment where lively debate and sharing of opinions is promoted. I hope we see many students and youth there as we will be greatly affected by any changes to our electoral system,” Mulligan said.

For more information about the event or to RSVP visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brantford-brant-electoral-reform-community-forum-tickets-28149812848I. For more information on electoral reform visit Canada.ca/democracy.

Have your say when it comes to a new way to vote

News Sep 27, 2016 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Many people have lost faith in the electoral system and community groups are offering residents in Brantford and County of Brant a chance to voice their opinions on how it should change.

The Brantford-Brant Women's, Youth and Seniors Liberal Clubs are hosting a forum on Electoral reform Sunday October, 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Laurier Brantford in the Odeon Building in room 110.

The report from the event will contribute to a nation-wide consultation for the All-Party Committee on Electoral Reform going to Parliament with recommendations in December to possibly change how Canadians vote in the 2019 federal election.

The forum is a non-partisan event focused on giving community members information on what the All-Party Parliamentary Committee is doing and options it is considering and to gathering community input. All reports are due to the committee on October 14.

“We want to give the people of Brantford-Brant a public opportunity to voice their opinions on this issue while keeping partisanship out of the discussion.” Women’s Club President Donna Nelson said.

Local representatives from all four political parties have been invited to join the forum to help with the report that comes from the event.

The forum will begin with presentations and then break-out sessions to discuss options to replace the first pat the post electoral system, what keeps people from voting, mandatory voting, online voting and if a national referendum is necessary to approve any changes.

Youth Club President Patrick Mulligan, a Laurier Brantford student, wants to make sure student voices are heard.

“Laurier is a great place to hold this, we welcome everyone and it’s an environment where lively debate and sharing of opinions is promoted. I hope we see many students and youth there as we will be greatly affected by any changes to our electoral system,” Mulligan said.

For more information about the event or to RSVP visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brantford-brant-electoral-reform-community-forum-tickets-28149812848I. For more information on electoral reform visit Canada.ca/democracy.