Electoral Reform Panel Debate
Few reforms could have more of an effect on every aspect of our lives than this. Education, health care, the environment, taxation, military engagements, and our very survival as a country - all depend fundamentally on who gets elected and how. Considering that Canada's largest province is holding a referendum on this issue (and BC in 2009), this is a very timely discussion on provincial and federal electoral reform, with experts from both academic and political spheres (panelists still being booked):
Carleton Electoral Reform Panel
- Time: Date TBD; panel 2hrs + Q&A session
- Place: Theatre TBD, Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa K1S 5B6
- Map: Google map, close-up Campus map
- Parking: $2.40/hr in P1 or P2 (see map)
- Bus: #4, #7 (Carleton), #117 (Carleton), Plan your bus trip
- More info: Club president Darryl Bandoro
Dr. John Trent - Former chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, Prof. Trent has studied electoral reform and is a Fellow at the University of Ottawa's Centre for Governance. Prof. Trent has helped with the study of current electoral reform issues for the Law Commission of Canada's extensive report on Electoral Reform for Canada. Currently Prof. Trent has an interest in the electoral reform process underway in Ontario.
Paul Dewar - MP (Ottawa-Centre) and deputy NDP Democratic Reform critic, Paul Dewar was elected as a federal MP to represent the riding which Carleton University is a part of (Ottawa-Centre). Paul is a former elementary school teacher and Vice-President of the Ottawa Carleton Elementary School Teachers' Federation, and a former Board member of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO). In September 2006 his party sdopted changes to it's official policy on federal electoral reform.
:: posted 06/May/2007