Speakers Jim Harris & Simon Rowland will present a detailed account of the robocall scandel. They will look at both the history, political consequences and technical details of the unfolding robocall stituation.
Jim Harris is the former leader of the Green Party of Canada, noted political commentator and Huffington Post blogger on the robocall scandal.
Simon Rowland is the President and CEO of DirectLeap Technologies, direct marketing firm which offers robocalls to its clients.
Date: Thursday, 24 November 2011 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Location: Lyle S. Hallman School of Social Work, 20 Duke Street West, KitchenerON (map) (right behind Kitchener City Hall) Hosts: Fair Vote Waterloo and CAPP
Fair Vote Waterloo and CAPP are pleased to invite you to the next event in our "Participate!" series: People's Summit on Democracy
Join us for small group discussions on: Increasing voter turnout, government transparency, campaign finance reform, party cooperation, and more!
The evening will be be set up so you can stay with one small group discussing one topic the entire evening, or move between groups to discuss them all!
Thank you to all of you who sent in your topic preferences for the evening. Ballots were counted using STV. If your topic of choice did not get "elected", please feel free to bring it into the discussions. For example, a few people indicated "proportional representation" under "other" - this naturally fits almost anywhere!
We are using the Auditorium in the Laurier Social Work school downtown Kitchener, rather than the Adult Rec Centre in Waterloo, because it is a big, lovely room in a central location, and it's free for use by community groups! Parking is on the side streets around the building, or pay parking in a municipal lot to the side of City Hall. It is wheelchair accessible - use the back entrance and elevator. If you have suggestions for other locations in future let us know.
Please help us spread the word about the People's Summit by inviting others. Thank you again for your support of Fair Vote Canada Waterloo and I look forward to seeing many of you on the 24th.
Since 19 April 2006 the Waterloo Region Chapter of Fair Vote Canada has served Waterloo Region: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the surrounding townships. Residents of other nearby locations (such as Brantford, Guelph, Stratford) are also welcome to participate in the Chapter's activities.
There are also mailing lists for the Waterloo Region Chapter that anyone can join. You don't need to be affiliated with Fair Vote Canada to join these lists!
On our low-volume, announcement-only list we announce chapter events, activities, and meetings. Everybody who wants to keep informed of chapter activities should subscribe to this list by visiting the fvc-wat-announce list signup page.
We also have a discussion list for event planning and discussion amongst participants. You want to subscribe to this list if you are interested in helping organize Chapter activities or discussing the state of Electoral Reform in Waterloo. Subscribe by visiting the fvc-wat-disc list signup page.