Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) is hosting two town hall discussions in September, seeking views and ideas from area residents on electoral reform as part of the government’s consultations on that issue.
“I’ve heard from a lot of constituents already about electoral reform and it is clearly a very important issue to Canadians. So I am happy to host these events in our riding and give everyone a chance to come out and be heard,” said Cannings. “I will take the voices of South Okanagan - West Kootenay back to Ottawa to be heard in this important, once-in-a-generation debate that will start in the fall.”
For those unable to attend in person who would still like to be part of these important conversations, Cannings encourages them to send their views and ideas by email to Richard.Cannings@parl.gc.ca or by mail (Richard Cannings MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6; no postage necessary).
Community input provided at these meetings will be forwarded to both the Minister of Democratic Reform and to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform for their due consideration. If residents have any questions regarding any of these Town Hall meetings, they are invited to contact either of Cannings’ constituency offices in Penticton (250-770-4480) or Castlegar or (250-365-2792).
Electoral Reform Town Hall - Castlegar
Thursday, Sept. 1
7 – 9 p.m.
Fireside Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
1810 8 Ave.
Electoral Reform Town Hall - Penticton
Monday, September 12, 2016
7 - 9:00 p.m.
Penticton Library Auditorium
785 Main St.