Fair Vote Kelowna is inviting the public to a town hall on September 29 at 7 pm with BC’s own long-time serving Federal MP, Nathan Cullen. This event takes place at the Okanagan College Theater and admission is by donation. All proceeds of this event will be used by Fair Vote Kelowna to support the ‘proportional representation’ side of the referendum this October.
Cullen has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley since the 2004 federal election. He is currently the NDP critic for Democratic Reform, serving as the Vice Chair of the 2016 Special Committee on Electoral Reform, which recommended Federal Referendum on Proportional Representation.
This fall, British Columbians have the opportunity to vote on whether to keep our current single member plurality (First-Past-The-Post) system or switch to a form of proportional representation.
Drawing from comparative and historical experience, Cullen will explore what electoral reform will offer British Columbia while challenging some of the most popular myths about both our current system and the proposed proportional systems.
Cullen served on the Electoral Reform committee that took him all across the country, hearing Canadians thoughts on changing our electoral system. He followed this by launching a 20-community national tour last year calling on the Liberal government to keep to their promise on electoral reform.
Since then he has been a prominent activist for proportional representation and the need for Canadians to have a better voting system, alongside fighting for a healthy environment.
Fair Vote Kelowna is a non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to electoral reform, specifically, the implementation of proportional representation.