Saturna Islanders and others packed the hall to be #EngagedinER with Minister Monsef and Elizabeth May
"What I'm hearing over and over again from Canadians, is that they expect their politicians to collaborate and cooperate..." Maryam Monsef
Click on the image to hear an inspiring message from Minister Monsef via her Twitter feed.
From The Government of Canada site: The Government has committed to have a new voting system put in place before the next federal election. These reforms will be aimed at better representing the views of Canadians and improving public trust in our political system.
“I am truly grateful for the tremendous opportunity to go and meet with Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast and, most importantly, listen to their views on democracy. I am especially looking forward to hearing from Canadians who have not voted in the past, because our electoral system should work for each and every one of us. I want to express my gratitude to the committee members who are spending their summer away from family and their constituents to pursue this important work. I encourage individuals as well as groups and organizations across the country to get involved in helping shape the future of Canada’s democracy.” Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions (https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/electoral-reform.html)
Canadian Democracy in Action: Saturna Island town halls are successful when 10% of its residents attend. Last night many more came out, including from off-island, ~100 people packed the quaint, old community centre! Due to technical difficulties we had to abort live-streaming it to Elizabeth's Facebook page. However, we recorded with other equipment and will be posting online asap
Elizabeth May sent out an informative 'Electoral Reform Householder' back in the Spring. You can download the PDF file to read it, or print it off if you would like to fill out and mail in the "Your Opinions Matter" section that she includes in all her Householders.