Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski is coming to a coffee shop near you, seeking input on how to improve Canada’s electoral system and ensure that every vote counts equally. During his Summer Democratic Reform tour, Stetski will be stopping in 14 communities to hear from residents of Kootenay-Columbia.
“In the last two federal elections, parties that only received 39 per cent of the vote formed a majority government with 100 per cent of the power – this is not a fair system” said Stetski. “The current government has promised to make changes, but those changes need to reflect the desires of Canadians across the country, not just the interests of the party in power. It is important for me to hear from the people of Kootenay-Columbia on this important issue, so I can take your views back to Ottawa.”
Stetski will be holding meetings in Fernie, Sparwood, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Creston, Salmo, Ymir, Nelson, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Revelstoke, Golden, Invermere and Spillicheen, from August 9th to 19th. Specific dates, times and locations can be found below, as well as on Stetski’s website and Facebook page.
“Canada has been using its current electoral system since before the invention of the automobile, and there is a broad consensus that changes need to be made” said Stetski. “I encourage everyone across our region to join me and be a part of this important conversation about strengthening our democracy.”
He will be in Fernie on Aug. 9 at Mugshots Cafe between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by an afternoon in Sparwood, at the Sparwood Public Library between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.