This past week has been a big one for us, but things are only getting bigger this coming week.
This Monday April 11, at 1pm, our provincial government will begin Second Reading debate for Bill 181, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, the Local Elections legislation that will allow Ontario cities and towns to use ranked ballots in their elections.
Since last Monday's announcement and First Reading of the bill, there has been an outpouring of support from the public, politicians like Mayor John Tory, and influential media like the Toronto Star editorial board. If this bill passes, it will be a first for Canada - the first legislation allowing ranked ballots to be used in municipal elections!
To ensure this Local Elections Bill passes Final Reading quickly, our government needs to get the message loud and clear that many Ontarians care deeply about democratic reform.
We invited you to join us at Queen's Park on Monday to watch the debate. 600 people have already been invited on our Facebook event - help us spread the word as widely as possible about this crucial opportunity, and show the strength of this movement!
As debate begins, we will be one big step closer to fair and friendly elections for Toronto in 2018, and all achievements deserve celebration. On Monday evening, we are hosting an AFTER PARTY at The Rivoli starting at 7pm, and everyone is invited (bring a friend!).
While there is still much work to do, we have never been closer to the opportunity of fairer, friendlier, and more diverse and inclusive elections in Toronto. We look forward to celebrating with you!