Discussion on electoral reform in Kamloops

By Tanya Cronin
September 12, 2016 - 5:01pm Updated: September 12, 2016 - 6:59pm

KAMLOOPS — The discussion on reforming Canada's electoral system will be front and centre tonight in Kamloops, at a town hall meeting. 

The meeting, being held at St. Paul's Cathedral downtown, is being hosted by the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Electoral Reform Committee, a group dedicated to promoting proportional representation. The group feels the system needs to change, and it's important to move away from a 'first past the post' system, which they say falsely elects majority governments.

"There are two ways of electing a representative: one is with 'First Past the Post' which is what we have right now, and the other is with a family of possibilities and that's called proportional representation. There's some that aren't suitable for us, there's others that are suitable, but we want to sort through and see if we have any kind of a consensus on what we would like to do," says Murray Todd, committee organizer.

Tonight's meeting is open to the public, and is being held at St. Paul's Cathedral on Nicola Street, at 7:00 p.m.

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