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Jul
21
Sat
2018
@FairvoteWRC Info Table at @WRNonviolence Day In The Park @ Roos Island, Victoria Park
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

[1] Every year Fair Vote Waterloo celebrates a Day In The Park with
WR Nonviolence [2]. We’ll have a table full of information about
proportional representation, electoral reform, and the results of our
recent provincial election. Got questions? There will be volunteers to
provide answers.

Links:
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[1] https://wrnonviolence.org/category/day-in-the-park/
[2] https://wrnonviolence.org/

Jul
25
Wed
2018
@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night and Weenie Roast @ Sharon Sommerville's house
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fair Vote Waterloo Discussion Night in July will be held in
combination with a weenie roast!

To take advantage of the July summertime weather, Sharon Sommerville
has invited us to her back yard to talk politics and roast weenies. As
it is a supper event, we’ll start a little earlier — 6:00pm instead
of 7:00pm.

Sharon will provide weenies (both meat and veggie), buns, condiments,
non-alcoholic beverages, plates, cutlery, napkins and marshmallows. If
you can, bring either an appetizer, salad or dessert — that would be
super. If you can’t bring anything, that is fine, not a problem as
there will be lots of food.

Also, if you have a folding outdoor chair, that might be a good thing
as there is limited outdoor seating.

Please bring partners, friends, children, grandchildren — that would
be fun & very welcome.

Aug
29
Wed
2018
@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
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[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

The Collapse of the American Empire @ CIGI Campus Auditorium
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

America: The Farewell Tour cover art (image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada)

America: The Farewell Tour cover art (image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada)

CIGI and Words Worth Books are proud to partner on this public event featuring celebrated author, Chris Hedges. The globally renowned Pulitzer Prize-winner gives us an entirely new view of a nation in crisis in his newest stunning book, America: The Farewell Tour, which holds both liberals and conservatives to account–as rousingly pertinent for Canada as for the disoriented US. Beautifully written, it clarifies vividly and unforgettably the forces at play in our times.

In astonishing, tough, first-hand reportage, Chris Hedges draws on stories from inside communities across America and reveals how the hurricanes of change have allowed an array of pathologies to arise: the opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling, the corporate coup d’état of government, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the emboldening of violence and hate, the plagues of suicides, and the global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. These are just some of the physical manifestations of a society unravelling. Such ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of our lives–particularly in the face of our neighbour’s degeneration as a world power.

Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. Hedges — who was unsurprised by Trump’s victory — shows how neither the left nor the right are addressing the systemic problems. Until the corporate coup d’état is reversed, these diseases will grow and ravage the country. A humane cry for a decent future, this remarkable book is our wake-up call to reality.

Event Speakers

Chris Hedges. Photo (c) Michael Nigro

Chris Hedges

Author; Senior Fellow, The Nation Institute

Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly 20 years as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He is the author of the bestsellers Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (with cartoonist Joe Sacco); Death of the Liberal ClassEmpire of Illusion; and War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, among others.

The Collapse of the American Empire | Centre for International Governance Innovation

Sep
3
Mon
2018
@FairvoteWRC Info Table at the Labour Day Picnic @ Waterloo Park
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

[1] This year Fair Vote Waterloo celebrates Labour Day at the picnic
put on by the Waterloo Region Labour Council [2]. We’ll have a table
full of information about proportional representation, electoral
reform, and the results of our recent provincial election. Got
questions? There will be volunteers to provide answers.

Links:
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[1] https://www.wrlc.ca/
[2] https://www.wrlc.ca/

Sep
22
Sat
2018
@FairvoteWRC Info Booth at the Cambridge International Festival @ Riverside Park
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

[1] This year Fair Vote Waterloo again celebrates the Cambridge
International Festival [2]. We’ll have a table full of information
about proportional representation, electoral reform, and the results
of our recent provincial election. Got questions? There will be
volunteers to provide answers.

Links:
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[1] https://www.cambridgeinternationalfestival.ca/
[2] https://www.cambridgeinternationalfestival.ca/

@FairvoteWRC Info Table at the Waterloo Pow Wow @ The Bandshell, Waterloo Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

[1] Fair Vote Waterloo will be joining the Waterloo Indigenous
Student Centre [2]’s Pow Wow for the first time! We’ll have a table
full of information about proportional representation, electoral
reform, and the results of our recent provincial election. Got
questions? There will be volunteers to provide answers.

Links:
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[1] https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/waterloo-indigenous-student-centre
[2] https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/waterloo-indigenous-student-centre

Sep
26
Wed
2018
@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
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[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Ontario Municipal Elections 2018
Oct 22 all-day

From the Ontario Municipal Elections Act, Voting Day [1]:

Voting day in a regular election is the fourth Monday in October,
subject to section 10. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 5; 2009, c. 33, Sched.
21, s. 8 (4).

Links:
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[1] http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/96m32#BK5

Oct
31
Wed
2018
@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
——
[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Federal Election 2019
Oct 21 all-day

This is the latest date for a federal election, following the federal
election of 19 October 2015.

For Fixed Election Date legislation see Date of General Election |
Canada Elections Act [1]

Links:
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[1] http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-2.01/page-22.html#h-27