Cullen Sets Up Town Hall Meetings on Electoral Reform
Prince George, B.C. – Skeena Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen has organized a number of town hall meetings to gather input hear from constituents on the issue of electoral reform.
A special House of Commons committee on electoral reform is spending the summer and fall considering options for reforming Canada’s voting system and Nathan Cullen is a member of that committee. .
“This is a historic opportunity to strengthen our democracy and our country for generations to come,” says Cullen. “The key to making this process a success is getting the best ideas and input from citizens across the country, and especially here at home in the Northwest.”
Cullen will be holding four town halls in the Northwest early next month to gather views on electoral reform. Topics will include changing the first-past-the-post voting system itself, introducing online and mandatory voting, as well as lowering the voting age.
An online consultation portal will be set up on Cullen’s website and a telephone town hall will be organized for community members who cannot attend in person.
The dates and locations of the town hall meetings are as follows:
- Prince Rupert – September 6, 7PM-9-PM, Northwest Community College (353 5th Street)
- Terrace – September 7, 7PM-9PM, Terrace Arena Banquet Room (3320 Kalum Street)
- Kitimat – September 8, 7PM-9PM, Kitimat Riverlodge (654 Columbia Ave West)
- Smithers – September 9, 7PM-9PM, The Old Church (1st Ave @ King Street)
For more information, visit nathancullen.ndp.ca/electoralreform