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Sep
26
Wed
2018
Discussion Night: Referenda — @FairvoteWRC @ Blackwing Coffee Bar
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October is filled with Electoral Reform referenda throughout Canada!
There’s one in British Columbia:

What You Need To Know About the BC Electoral Referendum | The Tyee
[1]

and Prince Edward Island:

P.E.I. Referendum To Pose Question About Proportional Representation
| Huffington Post [2]

and Kingston:

City adds referendum on ranked ballots to election | The Kingston
Whig-Standard [3]

and right here in Waterloo Region, in Cambridge:

Cambridge to have referendum on ranked ballot system |
CambridgeTimes.ca [4]

For our Discussion Night on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 we’ll meet
at the Blackwing Coffee Bar [5] in Cambridge, and meet up with the
_Yes! Cambridge_ campaign team, who are advocating for a ‘Yes’ answer
to the question ‘Are you in favour of the City of Cambridge using a
ranked ballot voting system for the 2022 municipal election?’ We can
also discuss how to provide support to the other referenda taking
place in Canada.

WHAT: FairvoteWRC Discussion Night: Referenda
WHEN: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
WHERE: Blackwing Coffee Bar [6]
LOCATION: 135 George Street North, Cambridge, Ontario Map [7]
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Bob Jonkman,
Co-Chair, Fair Vote Waterloo
Phone: +1-519-635-9413
E-mail: bjonkman@sobac.com

FairvoteWRC Contact Info:
Phone: +1–519–279–2990
E-mail: info@fairvotewrc.ca

Links:
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[1]
https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/07/26/Need-Know-BC-Electoral-Referendum/
[2]
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/06/13/pei-referendum_a_23457916/
[3]
https://www.thewhig.com/2018/02/06/city-adds-referendum-on-ranked-ballots-to-election/wcm/c6e0d18c-cf6b-b820-d1a6-39ff9bcbb0b5
[4]
https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7765556-cambridge-to-have-referendum-on-ranked-ballot-system/
[5] https://blackwingcoffee.com/
[6] https://blackwingcoffee.com/
[7] https://osm.org/go/ZXnsWDtB-?m=

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Kitchener Meet the Candidates @ St Matthews Lutheran Church
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is not a debate! We are hosting round table discussions with the candidates to build common ground for community dialogue that spans between elections. Meet the Candidates is co-hosted by St Matthews Lutheran Church and Trinity United Church, and organized by the Social Development Centre WR and its partners.

Our partners are KW Peace, Grand River Unitarian Congregations, Alliance Against Poverty, Dialogue Xchange, Disabilities and Human Rights Group.

We invited the Regional Chair, Regional Council Kitchener representatives and Kitchener mayoral candidates. Join us!

Doors open at 11:30 am.

12:00 pm            Welcome & Ground Rules for Participation

12:10 pm            Democracy in Action – Opening

12:20 pm            Roundtable discussions

(no dedicated topics, questions for starters, facilitation. Candidates are encouraged to move from table to table)

1:10 pm               Break – Candidates prepare their presentations
based on what they heard in the roundtable discussions

1:25 min              Candidates’ Presentations
Videotaped

1:55 pm               Candidates’ Commitments & Wrap Up

Kitchener Meet the Candidates

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Cambridge Municipal All Candidates Meeting hosted by @SPCCND @ Langs
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Municipal All Candidates Meetings:

Cambridge: October 4th, 2018, 6 pm-9 pm, Langs, 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge

North Dumfries: October 10th, 2018, 7 pm-9 pm, 2958 Greenfield Rd. Cambridge

Oct
10
Wed
2018
North Dumfries Municipal All Candidates Meeting hosted by @SPCCND
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Municipal All Candidates Meetings:

Cambridge: October 4th, 2018, 6 pm-9 pm, Langs, 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge

North Dumfries: October 10th, 2018, 7 pm-9 pm, 2958 Greenfield Rd. Cambridge

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
Discussion Night: Weighted First Past The Post @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

[1] It’s Hallowe’en, so let’s have a scary Discussion Night. How
about proposing another First Past The Post voting system?

But maybe it’s not so scary after all. Larry Kryski has proposed a
minor adjustment to our current First Past The Post voting system that
results in Proportional Representation for votes taken in Parliament!
How? By weighting the vote of each member by the number of votes
received.

What are the advantages? What are the drawbacks? You can read Larry
Kryski’s paper Creating a Proportional Representation Electoral System
That Works [2].

Join us for an evening of discussion at the Bread and Roses Community
Room at 307 Queen Street South, Kitchener Map 1 [3]. 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 2 [4] and
place a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community
Room re Apt 107 from 7-9pm
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Bob Jonkman,
Co-Chair, Fair Vote Waterloo
Phone: +1-519-635-9413
E-mail: bjonkman@sobac.com

FairvoteWRC Contact Info:
Phone: +1–519–279–2990
E-mail: info@fairvotewrc.ca

Links:
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[1]
http://www.fairvotewrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Discussion-Night-e1447888356474.jpg
[2] http://www.fairvotewrc.ca/resources/weighted-first-past-the-post/
[3] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTLMg–?m=
[4] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

Nov
28
Wed
2018
@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Nov 28 @ 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
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