Public Forum: Proportional Voting for Inclusive Communities

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It’s time for a new way of voting that works for everyone. This fall B.C. will vote on whether to keep its current voting system (First Past the Post) or move to a proportional voting system. Proportional voting is used in many jurisdictions around the world to ensure that everyone’s vote counts. It ensures that no single party gets 100% of the power with less than 50% of the vote. It makes government more accountable and focused on your priorities (like affordable housing, childcare, better schools). It creates more inclusive communities.

On Saturday June 9th join MLA George Heyman and an expert panel to learn about the upcoming referendum and why updating our voting system is important for your community.

WHEN: Saturday June 9th | 12:30 – 2:30pm
WHERE: Beaumont Studios* | 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC



Sonia Furstenau – MLA, Cowichan Valley

Lyndsay Poaps – Executive Director, Leadnow

Jason McLaren – VP Chair, Fair Vote Canada BC


12:00 – 12:30pm: Doors open

12:30 – 1:00pm: Introduction and updates from MLA George Heyman

1:00 – 2:00pm: Panel discussion and questions

2:00 – 2:30pm: Group table discussion

*Beaumont Studios is a 5 minute walk from the Olympic Village Skytrain station and is wheelchair accessible