It has been another busy year for the Comox Valley Council of Canadians. On Thursday, Nov. 23, the Chapter invites you to attend their 2017 AGM and presentation Proportional Representation Gives Every Voter a Voice!
The evening will begin with the Chapter’s news and updates on their various campaigns and activities, in what has been an exciting year. We will also present our Community Action Award for 2017.
Keynote speaker Terry Dance-Bennink, chair of Fair Vote Canada-BC, will address how, by moving forward with proportional representation (PR), we can make sure every British Columbian’s vote counts.
“B.C. is a vast and diverse province and people want to know their values are being represented in the legislature,” says Barb Berger, member of the CV Chapter. “Canada is one of the last Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries yet to adopt a proportional voting system. It’s time we take this important step to bring our democracy into the 21st century.”
“We may just get our chance,” says Dance-Bennink, “when BC holds its referendum on PR next fall. With PR, parties will no longer be able to rely on ‘safe’ seats during an election.”
Dance-Bennick will highlight why we need to change our voting system. She’ll also discuss the benefits of PR and lay out the Fair Vote campaign strategy to win the 2018 referendum.
The Chapter invites you to bring your questions to our highly regarded guest speaker. Let’s talk and grow the PR discussion!
Everyone is welcome to what promises to be an interesting and informative evening – bring a friend – Thursday, Nov. 23, Lower Native Sons Hall, Courtenay 7 p.m.