In response to the submission of its interim report to the Legislative Assembly, the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal is continuing its work by hosting six community forums across the province. Information can also be received online at www.assembly.pe.ca/democraticrenewal.
Last fall the committee held public meetings across the province to gather feedback on government’s White Paper on Democratic Renewal. “We are very grateful to everyone who took the time and made the effort to attend, to send us their comments by email, through our website, telephone calls and by mail. The committee’s report, tabled in the Legislature, made a number of recommendations as a result”, explained Jordan Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Brighton and Chair of the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal.
The Special Committee recommended that Islanders vote in a plebiscite this fall to choose how Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are elected. What should the plebiscite question ask? During the meetings, the committee will be having an informative exchange on potential plebiscite questions that will be developed by the public of Prince Edward Island over the next few months. The schedule of community forums include:
Tuesday, February 9 (7 pm) Murphy’s Community Centre, Charlottetown
Thursday, February 11 (7 pm) Morell Regional High School, Morell
Tuesday, February 23 (7 pm) Central Queens United Church, Hunter River
Thursday, February 25 (7 pm) Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6, Tignish
Saturday, February 27 (2 pm) Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside
Tuesday, March 1 (7 pm) Murphy’s Community Centre, Charlottetown
For further information on the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal visit the committee’s website atwww.assembly.pe.ca/democraticrenewal or call 902-368-5970 or toll-free 1-877-314-5518.
The Special Committee on Democratic Renewal is made up of the following individuals:
Chair, Jordan Brown (Charlottetown-Brighton)
Dr. Peter Bevan-Baker (Leader of the Third Party)
Honourable Paula Biggar (Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy)
Janice Sherry (Summerside-Wilmot)
Sidney MacEwen (Morell-Mermaid)