MP schedules town halls to discuss electoral reform

MP Richard Cannings has scheduled two town hall discussions in South Okanagan – West Kootenay in September, looking for ideas from area residents on electoral reform as part of the government’s consultations on that issue.

“I’ve heard from a lot of constituents already about electoral reform and it is clearly a very important issue to Canadians,” said Mr. Cannings.

“So I am happy to host these events in our riding and give everyone a chance to come out and be heard.”

The first Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Castlegar Sept. 1. The second will be held in Penticton on Sept. 12.

“I will take the voices of South Okanagan – West Kootenay back to Ottawa to be heard in this important, once-in-a-generation debate that will start in the fall.”

For those unable to attend in person who would still like to be part of these important conversations, Cannings encourages them to send their views and ideas by email to or by mail (Richard Cannings MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6; no postage necessary).


Mr. Cannings said community input provided at these meetings will be forwarded to both the Minister of Democratic Reform and to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform for their due consideration.

If residents have any questions regarding any of these Town Hall meetings, they are invited to contact any of Mr. Cannings’ constituency offices in Penticton (250-770-4480) or Castlegar or (250-365-2792).


Electoral Reform Town Hall – Castlegar
Thursday Sept. 1 — 7 – 9 p.m.
Fireside Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
1810 8th Ave, Castlegar

Electoral Reform Town Hall – Penticton
Monday, Sept. 12 — 7 – 9 p.m.
Penticton Library Auditorium
785 Main St. Penticton


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