House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform to Hold a Public Consultation in Whitehorse on September 26, 2016

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - As part of a national consultation to strengthen the inclusion of all Canadians in our electoral system, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform will be in Whitehorse to identify viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system. Canadians interested in contributing to the study can share their views on electoral reform, online voting and mandatory voting by participating in the open mic sessions.

Monday, September 26, 2016


1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Witness Panel(s)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open mic session
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Witness Panel(s)
7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Open mic session


Coast High Country Inn and Yukon Convention Centre
4051 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon
Yukon Convention Centre

See the Notice of Meeting for more information, including witnesses.

The meeting will be open to the public. Attendees must clear security and provide photo identification before entering the meeting room.

Members of the public who wish to speak at the open mic sessions must register on-site at least 30 minutes before the start of the session. The list of speakers will be determined on a first-come-first served basis.

A live audio feed will be available through the Committee's website.

Quick Facts

  • The Committee's mandate was set out in a motion adopted by the House of Commons on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.


SOURCE House of Commons - Special Committee on Electoral Reform

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For further information: Christine Lafrance, Clerk of the Committee, 613-943-5365,; Danielle Widmer, Clerk of the Committee, 613-943-5135,

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