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Minister, MP to hold town hall in Yellowknife on electoral reform

The Minister of Democratic Institutions,Maryam Monsef, will be in Yellowknife on Tuesday for a town hall meeting, as part of a cross-country tour about electoral reform. 

The MP, who represents Peterborough-Kawartha, will be joined by Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod at the Explorer Hotel from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and at the Prince of Wales Northern Hertage Centre 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Yellowknife is Monsef’s second stop on her national tour, which will see her visit every province and territory in Canada over seven weeks.

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The tour is a result of a promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to change the way Canadians elect representatives – a vow that would see the end of the first-past-the-post voting system.

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The town hall meetings are meant to gauge Canadians’ feelings on electoral reform.

A total of 23 communities will host town halls with Minister Monsef:

  • Aug. 29: Iqaluit, NU
  • Aug. 30: Yellowknife, NT
  • Aug. 31: Whitehorse, YT
  • Sept. 6: Peterborough, ON
  • Sept. 7: Victoria, BC
  • Sept. 8: Terrace, BC
  • Sept. 9: Vancouver, BC
  • Sept. 10: Regina, SK
  • Sept. 10: Edmonton, AB
  • Sept. 12: Winnipeg, MB
  • Sept. 13: Thunder Bay, ON
  • Sept. 14: Toronto, ON
  • Sept. 15: Ottawa, ON
  • Sept. 16, Montreal, QC
  • Sept. 17: Trois-Rivieres, QC
  • Sept. 22: Charlottetown, PEI
  • Sept. 23: Halifax, NS
  • Sept. 24: Moncton, NB
  • Sept. 29: Gander, NL
  • Oct. 1: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
  • Oct. 11: Buckhorn, ON
  • Oct. 11: Havelock, ON
  • Oct. 13: Lakefield, ON
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