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Centre for Social Innovation, Suite 120 Boardroom, 215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, September 8, 2007

12:30 Registration opens

1:00 Welcome

Dr. John Shields, Director, CERIS, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

1:15 MMP from the voter’s perspective: What is MMP and how does it work?

Moderator: Karen Sun, CCNC Toronto Chapter
• Bryan Byong-Kuon Kim, member, Ontario Citizens' Assembly

• Steve Withers, Fair Vote Canada

• June Macdonald, Fair Vote Canada and Women for Fair Voting

2:15 Obstacles and opportunities for minority and female candidates: is MMP the solution?

Moderator: Andalee Adamali, CASSA
• Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina
• Mohamed Boudjenane, NDP candidate, Etobicoke North
• Avvy Go, Director, netro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
• Dr. Karen Bird, POlitical Sciencetist, McMaster University

View from the street/Contact with MP

• Steve Withers, Fair Vote Canada

3:15 Closing comments and discussion

3:30 Forum adjourns

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