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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dion and Tanguay Talk Electoral Reform at Hope House

This event was mentioned during the recent Guelph Politicast with Frank Valeriote, but if you're a reader and not a listener, check out the news release from Valeriote's constituency office below.

Guelph MP Frank Valeriote to Moderate Town Hall on Making Every Vote Count

Guelph – MP Frank Valeriote will moderate an informed discussion on Canada’s electoral system and possible reforms with a view to having the composition of Parliament reflect more closely the percentage of vote that each party received. Discussing their proposals are two nationally prominent political and academic minds: Dr Brian Tanguay and the Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., MP
  • Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Hope House, 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph (formerly Norfolk Street United Church)

Dr Brian Tanguay – a professor at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo specializing in electoral reform in liberal democracy. Professor Tanguay notably drafted the Law Commission of Canada’s 2004 report, Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada and he will discuss the Scottish-style mixed-member proportional system he advocated in that report.

Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., MP – Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Cabinet Minister and academic. Mr Dion has dealt with the constitutional questions facing Canada both in his career as a scholar and then as the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Privy Council under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and will discuss his proposal for a Proportional, Preferential, Personalized or "P3" electoral system.

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