FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2015
Councillor Green to Host Town Hall on Electoral Reform: 100 Remedies for a Broken Democracy
Hamilton, ON— Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green will host a town hall on electoral reform on July 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Hamilton City Hall. Dave Meslin will lead the discussion.
“Now is the time to ensure we engage in a discussion on how we can make our system more accessible, more fair, and more vibrant,” says Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green.
Dave Meslin is the founder of the Ranked Ballot Initiative Toronto (RaBIT), and a co-founder of Unlock Democracy Canada. His 2010 TED Talk, “The Antidote to Apathy”, has over 1.4 million views. His Fourth Wall project explored 36 proposals to make local democracy more accessible and participatory. Currently, Dave is crowd-sourcing 100 Remedies for a Broken Democracy. The results of the project will be published by Penguin Canada, in 2017.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is currently undergoing a review of the Municipal Elections Act. The submission deadline for comment is July 27, 2015.