The Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, will be hosting an electoral reform event in Toronto on Wednesday September 14th from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at the University of Toronto (St. George campus), 15 King’s College Circle, University College Building (East Hall on 2nd Floor).  This open community dialogue event is intended to raise awareness of electoral reform, and provide an opportunity for Canadians to share their views on this important issue. No pre-registration is required and all are welcome, though please note that seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please also see the attached poster.

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Arif Virani,will also be hosting a Town Hall in Parkdale-High Park on October 11th (details to be announced soon) in support of the Minister’s country wide consultation meetings and the work of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform that has been holding meetings this summer.  To read the most recent report of the Special Committee, released on September 7, 2016, please visit:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/421/ERRE/WebDoc/WD8405664/421_ERRE_reldoc_PDF/ERRE_UpdateonERRE_06-09-16-e.pdf

In September and October, the Committee will also travel across Canada to hold formal hearings and sessions open to the public where Canadians may share with the Committee their views on electoral system reform, online voting and mandatory voting.  I would encourage you to participate in those meetings to ensure your views are also made directly to committee members.  To find out how you can participate in these meetings or to submit your views directly to the committee online, please visit:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ERRE/StudyActivity?studyActivityId=9013025

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