Broad coalition coming to Parliament Hill at beginning of ERRE deliberations with PR call

 

 

The Every Voter Counts Alliance, bringing together over 60 organizations from across the country representing diverse groups, will be hosting a press conference on Parliament Hill later this morning just as the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is set to begin its deliberations.

Speakers making the case for why it’s time to listen to the experts and Canadians -- and get down to business and develop a made-in-Canada proportional representation system include Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Katelynn Northam, electoral reform campaign lead at LeadnowFarhat Rehman of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and Annie Bérubé, director of government relations at Équiterre.

 

The committee is releasing its report by Dec. 1.

WHAT:  Every Voter Counts Alliance press conference

WHEN: Monday, October 24 at 11:00 am

WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, 130S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

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For more information about the Every Voter Counts Alliance, showcasing the broad, multi-partisan support for proportional representation, visit www.everyvotercounts.ca.

For additional information about the Alliance, contact spokesperson Willy Blomme, 514-699-4636 or media@everyvotercounts.ca.