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HAT Forum
Saturday Sep 26th 2015
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
519 Church Street Room 304
Topic: Increasing the Responsiveness of Government in Canada

HAT Forum
 Topic: Increasing the Responsiveness of Government in Canada
Location: The 519, 519 Church Street north of Wellesley, Room 304 Time: 11:00 to 1pm
Proposer: Richard Dowsett
- One of the knocks on the current political system has been its lack of responsiveness to the will of the people. Can the use of Ballot Initiatives (as in the State of California) be employed here to increase responsiveness between elections?
- What are the upsides of citizen input via plebiscite, referenda and voter ballot initiatives?
- What problems do you see with them?
- By what criteria would you decide what questions would get on the ballot?
- What questions would you like to see on the ballot for the coming Canadian Federal election?
- Could Ballot Initiatives become a progressive element to speed social change?

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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.