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Posted: August 12, 2016

Democratic Reform tour underway

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski has begun a 14-stop tour through the riding seeking 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.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski
Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski

“In the last two federal elections, parties that only received 39% of the vote formed a majority government with 100% 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 held meetings August 9 in Fernie and Sparwood and the next stops are in Kimberley and Cranbrook on August 15. He will be at Kimberley’s Snowdrift Café on Monday, August 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. and then at Cranbrook’s Hotshots Café (8th Street location) from 2 to 3 p.m. that afternoon.

The MP is also making stops in Creston, Salmo, Ymir, Nelson, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Revelstoke, Golden, and the tour concludes August 19 in Spillimacheen and Invermere. Stetski will be at the Spilli Bean Café from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and at the Invermere Bakery from 2 to 3 p.m.

“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.”


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