Zero publicity for electoral reform town hall in Kelowna

UPDATE: A 'town hall' meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m., July 18, at UBCO in Kelowna.

Canada

Update: On Friday July 15, Stephen Fuhr’s constituency office issued a press release about the Monday July 18 town hall discussion on electoral reform.

“Stephen Fuhr invites residents of the Okanagan to participate in a town hall discussion as part of the national public consultation on Canadian federal electoral reform.

“Federal electoral reform is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to strengthen our democracy.The Special Committee on Electoral Reform is tasked with leading a national consultation process on Canadian federal electoral reform. Members of Parliament are hosting town halls across the country. Canadians have 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 town hall include effectiveness and legitimacy of the voting system; engagement and participation; accessibility and inclusiveness; integrity of the voting system; and accountability of local representation.

“By attending town halls and participating in online discussions, Canadians are invited to reflect on these principles and share their ideas on the future of our democracy. Canadians can learn more about the Government’s commitment to electoral reform by visiting Canada.ca/democracy.

The meeting is scheduled for one hour, starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18.

It will be held in room 140 of the Arts & Science Building at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Click on the following link to register for the meeting Register on Facebook.

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According to a Government of Canada Electoral Reform website, there will be a town hall meeting on Monday, July 18, about reforming how Canadians vote in federal elections.

At the meeting will be Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr as well as, according to an inquiry made to Fuhr’s Kelowna constituency office, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions.

According to the federal website, the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m., July 18, at UBC Okanagan’s Arts & Science Building, room 140, 3187 University Way in Kelowna.

As of Friday afternoon, Fuhr’s office had not released any information about the town hall meeting to the public.

The federal website says: “views and opinions expressed by the organizer or participants at events…do not reflect the official policy or position of the Government of Canada.”