Friday, September 16, 2016

Nathan Cullen to host Telephone Town Hall on Democratic Reform this Monday

The robocalling has begun to remind North Coast residents of another opportunity to weigh in on the topic of Federal Democratic Reform, with Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen issuing the invitation to take part in a Virtual Telephone Town Hall this weekend.

The phone calls which fanned out across the riding on Thursday outline some of the background to the Town Hall concept, which will look to engage as many residents of the riding as possible in the one hour period from 7 to 8 PM Pacific time.

The consultation is for residents of the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding only and during the course of Monday's Telephone Town Hall Mr. Cullen will be joined by guest Katelynn Northam, representing the advocacy organization Leadnow, which is seeking to achieve electoral progress.

“We want to hear as directly as possible from all residents of our huge riding about their best ideas and hopes to improve the now outdated and non-representative system Canadians have used to elect their Members of Parliament for close to 150 years,” -- MP Nathan Cullen on plans for a Telephone Town Hall on Monday. 

The process of participation is fairly simple, on September 19th all residential and cellular numbers in Skeena-Bulkley Valley that are in the Elections Canada database will be computer dialed offering residents the chance to listen in and participate.

Those that are not in the data base, or for some reason don't receive a call can still take part in the event at 7PM on Monday, the process is as easy as calling the toll free number of 1-877-229-8493 and entering the ID code of 112621.

MP Nathan Cullen hosted a number
of public information sessions on
Electoral Reform across the
Northwest this month

(Photo from MP's Facebook page)
Mr. Cullen recently hosted a number of forums across the Northwest to discuss the topic of electoral reform with the public, including a session which took place on September 6th at Prince Rupert's Northwest Community College.

You can learn more about Monday's Virtual Town Hall from the event page from the MP's website or through his Facebook page and twitter feed.

More background on the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral reform can be found on our archive page from out D'Arcy McGee political portal here.

Further notes related to his work as MP for Skeena-BulkleyValley can be reviewed on our House of Commons archive page.

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