In what maybe the first all candidates meet-up of the season, Fair Vote Guelph is advertising that they have invited the four major party candidates to a forum that they will holding the second week of September.
A newsletter from Fair Vote Guelph said each of the four major party candidates - Lloyd Longfield of the Liberals, Gloria Kovach of the Conservatives, Andrew Seagram of the NDP, and Gord Miller of the Green Party - will be given a chance to speak on electoral reform issues and the state of Canadian democracy.
Anita Nickerson, Fair Vote Action Coordinator of Fair Vote Canada, will also be there to talk about the differences between First-Past-the-Post vs. Proportional Representation. Electoral reform was a major topic in last week's Maclean's debate. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has said that his party, if elected, will pursue electoral reform in time for the 2019 campaign. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that it's his intention to pass legislation to make anyone seeking any kind of electoral reform to have to get approval through a national referendum first.
The forum will take place on September 10 at the Lakeside Hope House downtown.