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HAT FORUM: Sat July 30, 11am-1pm OISE Room 2-198

DATE: July 30 11am-1pm   OISE  Room 2-198
FACILITATOR:  Robin Russell
TOPIC:  Representative Democracy versus Limited Right to Vote/Direct Democracy
In ancient Greece only a tiny minority of people had the right to vote, and they voted directly on the issues of the day.  Is there merit in only allowing people who have demonstrated an ability to understand the issues the right to vote, and employing direct democracy? Who would decide who has the right? Are the issues of today too complex to even contemplate this model? Would the hard decisions on financial matters be better served with this model? Would the overall welfare of all people likely improve or decline? Pros and cons

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.