How to help and resources

Visit your MP 

 

The best way to encourage the government to convene a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is to visit your Member of Parliament. Personal conversations make a much bigger impression than sending an email. Simply call your MP and schedule a visit.

You do not need to be an expert.

Send us an email and we’ll send you a copy of the booklet on the left to give your MP. You can see an online version here.

If you would like some company, often we can find another constituent in the riding to go with you. Email us at office@fairvote.ca

Resources to Learn More

The Citizens’ Assembly (Ireland). https://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/About-the-Citizens-Assembly/Background/

Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform (BC). https://citizensassembly.arts.ubc.ca/

Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform (Ontario). A New Way to Vote in Ontario. http://www.citizensassembly.gov.on.ca/en/default.html

Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare in Canada (2016). https://www.masslbp.com/journal/citizens-reference-panel-on-pharmacare

The Constitution Unit. Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/uk-and-europe/citizens-assembly-brexit-0

Convention on the Constitution (Ireland). http://www.constitutionalconvention.ie/Convention.aspx

Democracy Co. Nuclear Waste Storage Citizens’ Juries. https://www.democracyco.com.au/our-projects/nuclear-waste-storage-citizens-juries/

Fornier, Van Der Kolk, Carty, Blais and Rose (2011). When Citizens Decide: Lessons from Citizens’ Assemblies on Electoral Reform. Oxford University Press.  http://patrick-fournier.com/d/6612-cours7.pdf

Extinction Rebellion. The Extinction Rebellion Guide to Citizens’ Assemblies. https://rebellion.earth/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The-Extinction-Rebellion-Guide-to-Citizens-Assemblies-Version-1.1-25-June-2019.pdf

Goodman, Nicole and Kamenova, Kalina (2013). A New Participatory Policy Model: The Edmonton Citizens’ Jury on Internet Voting. Canadian Parliamentary Review. http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=215&art=1530

Government of Australia. Nuclear State-wide Engagement. https://nuclear.yoursay.sa.gov.au/the-program Jury one Jury two

Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care. https://www.involve.org.uk/our-work/our-projects/practice/how-can-we-find-sustainable-solution-funding-adult-social-care

Jefferson Centre. Citizens’ Juries. https://jefferson-center.org/about-us/how-we-work/

MassLBP (2017). How to Run a Civic Lottery. https://www.masslbp.com/resources

McKay, Susan (2019) A Jury of Peers. How Ireland used a citizens’ assembly to solve some of its toughest problems. Foreign Policy. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/01/05/a-jury-of-peers/