9.12.2012

Five stimulating events about proportional voting in the coming days and weeks in Toronto.

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1. This Saturday Sept 15
PR101---Toronto Chapter crash course on the three major types of proportional voting: list PR, MMP, STV---learn how to separate the alphabet soup of proportional representation. 215 Spadina Ave, 7pm
Wayne Smith, Ellen Michelson, June Macdonald, Dave Meslin.

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/522074734473457/
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2. Next Tuesday September 18

Getting more women elected. How and Why?
How do proportional systems help get women elected and why it matters.  Joyce Hall, June Macdonald, film Menocracy.
130 Carlton Street—7:30pm---please register with Eventbrite
http://womenforfairvoting.eventbrite.ca/
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/events/182143731910703/
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3. Next Thursday September 20

Fixing Canada’s Electoral System: Four Fallacies

Ellen Michelson, Toronto Centre Green Party
Free public lecture at 7-9pm on September 20th, 2012 in Room 052 (east end of the building in the basement) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:
http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/fixing-canada-s-electoral-system-four-fallacies
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4. Tuesday October 2 7pm

Canadian democracy in crisis: take action on electoral reform
The Toronto chapter is co sponsoring with the Electoral Alliance a town hall featuring Nathalie des Rosiers and Brian Tanguay authors of the Law Commission of Canada report recommending mixed member proportional representation for Canada. Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing them speak knows they are going to enjoy this event.
The Ballroom of The 519 Community Centre, October 2, 7pm
Event flier:     http://www.electoralalliance.ca/downloads/2012-10-02%20-Canadian%20Democracy%20In%20Crisis%20-%20Final.pdf
Facebook event:     http://www.facebook.com/events/395279047200805/
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5. Tuesday October 18

BUT - How did other countries do it?
How did other countries get a proportional representation voting system? Why is it so hard here?"
Speaker: Dennis Pilon, Oct 18 from 7 - 9 p.m at First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St Clair Ave West .  FVT co sponsoring with Occupy First Unitarian Congregation. Further details TBA

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