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 & Time Location
Antigonish February 11, 3:00 p.m Chisholm Park
Barrie February 11, 2:00 p.m Memorial Square, Barrie, ON
Calgary February 11, 12:00 pm 950 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P
Charlottetown February 11,9am- 2pm Charlottetown Farmers’ Market – meet up and sign up
Cobourg February 11, 2:00 pm 12 Elgin St E, Cobourg, ON K9A 0C5
Edmonton February 11, 12:00 pm 10235 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P9
Fredericton February 11, 1:00 pm Fredericton City Hall, 397 Queen Street
Goderich February 11, 6:00 pm Ben Lobb’s office, 30 Victoria St, Goderich 6 to 6:15 – Candlelight vigil (flashlights if windy)
Guelph February 11, 2:00 pm 40 Cork St E, Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
Kingston February 11, 4:00 pm Springer Market Square: 325 King St E, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3
Montreal February 11, 2:00 pm 504, rue Jarry Est, Montreal, Quebec H2P 2Y3
Nelson February 11, 12:00 pm 400 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L
Orillia February 11, 12:00 pm The Orillia Opera House: 20 Mississaga St., Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A6
Ottawa February 11, 2:00 pm Parliament Hill – meet to organize at 1pm
Saint John February  11, 1:30 pm Market Square Boardwalk, One Market Square, Saint John, NB
St. John’s February 11, 3:30 pm Across from Mile Zero (on City Hall Steps)
Sudbury February 11, 3:00 pm Tom Davies Square: 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3B 4H5
Summerside February 11, 9am- 2pm Summerside Farmers’ Market – meet up and sign up
Sunshine Coast February  11, 12:30 pm In front of the Canadian Tire store in Wilson Creek
Toronto February 11, 2:00 pm Nathan Phillips Square: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
Vancouver February 11, 11:00 am Robson Square: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 3B7
Victoria February 11, 11:00 am 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P5
Waterloo- Kitchener February 11, 1:00 pm Kitchener City Hall: 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G7
Winnipeg February 11, 11:00 am 635 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X1, Canada
Wolfville February 11, 3:00 pm Clock Park, 472 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Whitehorse February 14, 12:00 pm 204 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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