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November 2018
Free

Ranked Ballots – Should Ontario adopt it province wide?

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Avenue Pub,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto,
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Is it time Toronto adopted a ranked ballot system to elect our city representation?

On October 22, London Ontario elected its first city council based on ranked ballots. It’s already in used in London, England, San Francisco, St. Paul’s Minnesota, and many other countries as far afield as Australia and Ireland. What are the advantages and what are the drawbacks? What can we expect to see from our first municipality in Ontario to use the system?

Michael Urban from Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto, and , Bryan …

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October 2018
Free

Uploading Toronto’s Subway – Is it a good idea?

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Avenue Pub,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto,
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Is uploading the Subway to the province a good idea?

Is it a backdoor to the eventual privatization of the TTC or could regional management make the entire system more efficient? The Premier’s details are scant but such a move could be either disastrous or beneficial to the system.

A special advisor has been appointed to develop the best approach to upload the asset. Premier Ford wants this to be the keystone of a regional transportation system while critics see this as the first step towards privatization.

Former …

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September 2018
Free

Reducing Toronto’s City Council

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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What impact will reducing Toronto’s council size have on the residents of Toronto?

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August 2018
Free

Non-Citizen Voting – Should Municipalities consider this?

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Should municipalities consider allowing non citizens to vote to increase voter participation?

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July 2018
Free

Is there Value to a Diversity City Council?

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Does Diversity benefit the city? How about diverse representation?

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June 2018
Free

Vision Zero or Zero Vision?

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Vision Zero or Zero Vision?
What is Toronto doing to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety?

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May 2018
Free

Term Limits – Will we get better politicians?

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Toronto city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York,) announced she will not run in the 2018 municipal election and is calling on other incumbent councillors to step aside too. Join us as we welcome her and policy expert Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar to discuss how incumbency impacts our democratic process.

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April 2018

Provincial Election 2018 – University Rosedale

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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The Candidates for University Rosedale will discuss their vision of Ontario before the upcoming election.

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March 2018
Free

Smart Cities – Will we leave people behind?

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Avenue Pub,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto,
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As Cities around the world get smarter, will cities start leaving people behind?

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February 2018
Free

Losing Community News Outlets – Democratic Implications

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Community papers are closing across the country. This has massive implications for small communities.

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