Cullen to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Electoral Reform Tonight
Smithers, B.C. – Skeena-Bulkley Valley residents will have the chance to share their views on electoral reform tonight.
Area NDP MP Nathan Cullen is hosting a telephone town hall on the matter this evening starting at 7:00 p.m.
Cullen is his party’s Democratic Reform Critic.
“We want to hear as directly as possible from all residents of our huge riding about their best ideas and hopes to improve the now outdated and non-representative system Canadians have used to elect their Members of Parliament for close to 150 years,” he says.
“A telephone town hall allows us to reach out to residents right across the riding, especially those who were unable to travel to the four electoral reform town halls we held in our larger communities.”
Everyone in the riding is invited to participate. All riding residential and cellular telephone numbers in Elections Canada databases will be computer-dialed on Sept. 19. Those wanting to join follow the prompts and may remain on the line for as little or as long as they wish.
Participants may as questions as well as respond to polling questions during the event.
Residents can also directly dial in to the town hall via toll-free number 1-877-229-8493 and ID code 112621.
As 250News reported earlier this month, similar town halls have not been scheduled for the two Prince George area ridings though Cullen says he hopes to schedule one if his schedule permits.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged that last year’s federal election will be the last that utilizes the first-past-the-post electoral system.