Kelowna-Lake Country MP wants to talk electoral reform

Stephen Fuhr to host townhall discussion about changes to our federal electoral system on July 18.

  • Fri Jul 15th, 2016 9:00am
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Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr.

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr is inviting his constituents to participate in a townhall discussion as part of a national public consultation on Canadian federal electoral reform.

The forum will take place at UBC Okanagan, Monday, July 18, starting at 6 p.m., in the Arts & Science Building (room 140), 3187 University Way.

This nation-wide introspective about electoral reform was part of the federal Liberal campaign platform in the last federal election.

The Special Committee on Electoral Reform is tasked with leading this national consultation process and MPs are hosting townhall forums across the country, give the opportunity to participate in this national dialogue and shape our future electoral system at the federal level.

The committee is currently studying alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well considering mandatory voting and online voting. Principles to be discussed at the townhalls include effectiveness and legitimacy of the voting system; engagement and participation; accessibility and inclusiveness; integrity of the voting system; and accountability of local representation.

Register to take part on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/629894000494577/