Join Elizabeth in Demanding Electoral Reform – February 11th Day of Action

On Friday, February 10th, 2017 in Events, Get Involved

The Trudeau government is trying to abandon their promise to upgrade Canada’s voting system ahead of the 2019 election. But we’re not going to let them. Join Elizabeth, Fair Vote Canada, and the Every Voter Counts Alliance for a Day of Action on Electoral Reform.

Join us if

  • You think it’s unfair that under our current voting system, a party that receives less than 50% of the votes can hold 100% of the power in Parliament
  • You don’t like that votes in “swing ridings” are more important than votes in “safe ridings”
  • You like that voter turnout is generally higher in countries with proportional representation
  • You like the fact that countries with proportional voting systems have a higher number of female and visible minority legislators.

Here’s what you can do this week

1. Sign petition E-616 to ensure that the Liberal government revives the electoral reform debate in the House of Commons.

2.  Find your MP on Twitter, and tell them how you feel about Canadian democracy. Here are examples of Tweets you can send:

  • “Dear @ … I feel betrayed. Please reconsider and keep the Liberal promise on PR. @JustinTrudeau”.
  • For opposition MPs: “Dear @… I feel betrayed. Please insist that the government reconsider and keep its promise on PR. @JustinTrudeau”.
  • Want to make your tweets more appealing? Download a free graphic.

3. Hit the streets for the National Day of Action for Electoral Reform on Saturday, February 11. Consult the list below to find an event near you.

Date & TimeLocation
AntigonishFebruary 11, 3:00 p.mChisholm Park
BarrieFebruary 11, 2:00 p.mMemorial Square, Barrie, ON
CalgaryFebruary 11, 12:00 pm950 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P
CharlottetownFebruary 11,9am- 2pmCharlottetown Farmers’ Market – meet up and sign up
CobourgFebruary 11, 2:00 pm12 Elgin St E, Cobourg, ON K9A 0C5
EdmontonFebruary 11, 12:00 pm10235 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P9
FrederictonFebruary 11, 1:00 pmFredericton City Hall, 397 Queen Street
GoderichFebruary 11, 6:00 pmBen Lobb’s office, 30 Victoria St, Goderich 6 to 6:15 – Candlelight vigil (flashlights if windy)
GuelphFebruary 11, 2:00 pm40 Cork St E, Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
KingstonFebruary 11, 4:00 pmSpringer Market Square: 325 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3
MontrealFebruary 11, 2:00 pm504, rue Jarry Est, Montreal, Quebec H2P 2Y3
NelsonFebruary 11, 12:00 pm400 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L
OrilliaFebruary 11, 12:00 pmThe Orillia Opera House: 20 Mississaga St., Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A6
OttawaFebruary 11, 2:00 pmParliament Hill – meet to organize at 1pm
Saint JohnFebruary  11, 1:30 pmMarket Square Boardwalk, One Market Square, Saint John, NB
St. John’sFebruary 11, 3:30 pmAcross from Mile Zero (on City Hall Steps)
SudburyFebruary 11, 3:00 pmTom Davies Square: 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3B 4H5
SummersideFebruary 11, 9am- 2pmSummerside Farmers’ Market – meet up and sign up
Sunshine CoastFebruary  11, 12:30 pmIn front of the Canadian Tire store in Wilson Creek
TorontoFebruary 11, 2:00 pmNathan Phillips Square: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
VancouverFebruary 11, 11:00 amRobson Square: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 3B7
VictoriaFebruary 11, 11:00 am1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P5
Waterloo- KitchenerFebruary 11, 1:00 pmKitchener City Hall: 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G7
WinnipegFebruary 11, 11:00 am635 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X1, Canada
WolfvilleFebruary 11, 3:00 pmClock Park, 472 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
WhitehorseFebruary 14, 12:00 pm204 Black St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2M9, Canada

For the most up to date list click here.

The Prime Minister and Liberals MPs need to hear from you! When they see the momentum behind this movement, it will be impossible to ignore the truth: Canadians want proportional representation.

Thank you for making a difference.

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