Michael Penny

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Michael Penny brings a unique and valuable skill set to the role Development Officer.

Michael earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. He brings years of service of professional experience in policy and market research data collection in the private sector.

Posts & Activities by Michael Penny

  • Help Justin Trudeau keep his promise!


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that the 2015 federal election was the last one using first-past-the-post.

    Justin Trudeau promised that a new voting system would ensure “every vote counts”. 

    Only a Proportional Representation voting system can honour this promise.

    Every donation we receive will be dedicated to promoting Proportional Representation - every donation will count.

    Together, we can win!



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  • Electoral Reform Blog

    Energy Democracy – an Essential Component of a Social Democracy
    Posted by · December 08, 2017 11:02 AM

    Expand Tax Credits to Lower the Welfare Wall
    Posted by · December 04, 2017 10:00 AM

    Bernie’s impactful talk encouraging thoughtful conversation about Canadian health care
    Posted by · December 01, 2017 10:26 AM

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  • Progress Gala Sponsor Survey 2015


    Thank you so much for your generous support of our 2015 Progress Gala. With your help, we were able to host nearly 1,000 guests at the Royal York to hear the inspiring words of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

    This was our third annual gala, and each year we've set ourselves a goal of making next year even better. Your feedback is important to us.

    We can't wait to see you in 2016!

    Take the survey

  • Towards a More Equal Canada


    This spring, we released powerful data confirming what so many already knew to be true: a majority of Canadians see income inequality as a "serious problem" and want to take part in government-led solutions to ending it. Our report created a lot of buzz.


    Download: Towards a More Equal Canada

  • Emilie Nicolas


    Originally from Lévis, QC, Emilie Nicolas is a Vanier Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Using the context of Francophonie, she researches the role of a shared language in social inclusion and international solidarity. Emilie’s academic interests are directly connected to her engagement with public affairs. More specifically, her involvement in youth politics led her to coordinate a provincial consultation on cynicism and democracy and to act as policy director and spokesperson for a political convention on Quebec identity and cultural diversity. 

    Since that time, she has contributed to various non-profit organizations in Montreal and Toronto, and has completed an Action Canada Fellowship. She is also a founding board member and the President of Québec Inclusif, a movement that unites active citizens from across the political spectrum of Quebec society to promote respect for religious diversity and intercultural understanding. Currently a Junior Fellow at Massey College, Emilie holds a Harry Jerome Award for Leadership along with a Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. She speaks French, English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.