Federal Pre-Election Town Hall on Climate Change
Monday March 2, 2015 6-8pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Fitzgerald Building RM103, 150 College St., University of Toronto, St. George Campus
FREE ADMISSION - GET TICKET 200 tickets available for the Toronto location
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A coalition of over 38 organizations across Canada including university departments, student organizations and environmental and democracy action groups are calling on the federal parties to state their positions on climate change.
NDP MP Matthew Kellway, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and Liberal Party Environment Critic Hon. John McKay will attend in person.
The new, young voters will be asking how a government by each party would do better at tackling climate change than a government of either of the other parties. It is expected that questions will be fielded on specifics such as carbon pricing, regulations, government procurement policies and other means parties may have explored in their policy discussions. Each party representative will make an initial statement before taking questions by students and attendees.
University campuses across the country will be linked to the live Toronto location via Skype so that attendees can, through local hosts, ask the parties questions. Campuses participating in the Skype discussion include York University, McGill University, University of Montreal, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, and Dalhousie University. The event will also be live streamed.
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Climate Impact Network
University of Toronto Department of Political Science
University of Toronto School of the Environment
Canadian Electoral Alliance, JustEarth, FairVote Canada, Why Should I Care, UofT350.org, Toronto350.org, Citizens’ Democracy Forum, ClimateFast, Council of Canadians Toronto Chapter, Council of Canadians York University Chapter, Greenspiration, Youth Vote Canada, Our Horizon, Green Neighbours 21, Transition Toronto, Toronto Climate Action Network, Leadnow, Leadnow Etobicoke, Green 13,
Dig-In Agriculture, Bike Chain, Green Chemistry Initiative, Victoria University Student Administrative Council, Wastefree TakeOut, InnovaMasters Not-for-Profit Organization, Caffiends Victoria, University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union, University of Toronto Sustainability Commission, University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network, University of Toronto Energy Fair, SAGE, University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union, University of Toronto B.E.E.S., VTACC, UBCC350, Partner Universities, Common Energy, University of British Columbia, Development Students for Change Club, University of Calgary, University of Montreal, CERES, McGill University, UBC Sustainability Initiative, UBC Environmental Sciences program, DSU Sustianability Office, Dalhousie University, UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, York University
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Fairvote – webinar on Proportional Representation
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 - 7 PM EST
Webinar ID: 110-966-219
Where do the parties stand on making every vote count? Join us for a live and interactive town hall conversation about how we can Make 2015 the Last Unfair Election.
Craig Scott, MP, NDP Democratic Reform Critic; Scott Simms, MP, Liberal Democratic Reform Critic; Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader, Green Party of Canada, Democratic Reform Critic
Professor Dennis Pilon, Canadian Electoral Reform Expert, Author of "The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada's Electoral System" and "Wrestling with Democracy"
Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada
We must elect 170 MPs who will vote YES to implementing Proportional Representation in time for the 2019 election. We are closer to that cross-party consensus than ever before.
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