Speak Up For Democracy – Winnipeg Town Hall

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Renewing Our DemocracySpeakers

  • Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada
  • Leah Gazan, Idle No More
  • Dennis Lewycky, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • To be announced (moderator)

We live in a country where

  • citizens are refusing to vote in record numbers because they do not see their views reflected or respected
  • a political party with less than 50% of the popular vote can get a majority in the House of Commons and govern without regard for the views of most Canadians
  • where the Prime Minister can shut down Parliament to avoid dealing with situations he finds embarrassing
  • where Members of Parliament are expected to represent the policies of their parties to their constituents, rather than the aspirations of their constituents to Parliament

Peace Alliance Winnipeg and the Green Party of Canada are co-sponsoring this public forum on Canadian democracy and how it could be so much better.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Place: Broadway Disciples United Church, 396 Broadway (Winnipeg)
Admission: a donation of $5.00 is requested to defray expenses; no one will be turned away who cannot afford this.

Speakers’ Biographies

Elizabeth May is leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands. She has a long record as a committed and dedicated advocate — for social justice, for the environment, for human rights, and for economic pragmatic solutions. She is an environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer who has been active in the environmental movement since 1970.

Leah Gazan holds a M.Ed degree and teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. She has considerable experience in program creation and management, and governance structure development. Leah has worked with First Nations communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, is dedicated towards delivering programs and services to the inner city and rural Indigenous Communities, and is also active in a number of organizations and programs that promote social justice, including the Idle No More Movement.

Dennis Lewycky is the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. He has managed professional teams assisting organizations and governments (provincial, federal, international) to meet program or policy requirements. Countries where he has worked include Belize, Botswana, Colombia, Tanzania, Israel, various Caribbean Islands, Pakistan and Uganda.

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