For Immediate Release
Stratford, ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington, announced today that he will host a Democracy Town Hall to hear directly from his constituents on electoral reform.
MP Nater said: “Although I am sceptical about the process the government is undertaking, I think it is important to hear directly from the people of Perth—Wellington on this important matter.”
He continued by stating: “It is crucial that the people of Perth—Wellington and all Canadians are heard before any changes to Canada’s electoral system are made. Canadian democracy does not belong to politicians, but to all Canadians.” He further highlighted the importance of a referendum on any potential changes: “When you change the rules of democracy, every Canadian should have a say.”
The Standing Committee on Electoral Reform is asking Members of Parliament to make submissions on behalf of their constituents.
The meeting will consist of a presentation on different types of electoral systems from a non-partisan expert from Brock University and an open forum for residents of Perth—Wellington to voice their ideas and opinions. Representatives from each recognized political party’s electoral district association have also been invited to share their views.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 6th from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Elma Memorial Community Centre in Atwood (North Perth); 251 Main St. Atwood ON N0G 1B0.