The Peterborough Chapter of Canadians Advocating Political Participation (CAPP) invites local citizens to participate in a Date With Democracy from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Sadleir House (751 George Street North) in Peterborough.
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Peterborough will be one of approximately 30 Canadian cities hosting discussions about democracy on or around May 15th.
"This will be a day when everyone can discuss our democracy: how it works, how it doesn't work, and what each of us can do to be a bigger part of it," explains Victoria Gare, spokesperson for the Peterborough Chapter of CAPP.
Locally, the discussions will focus on three key questions:
- Does democracy function in our local government in such a way as to encourage public participation? If so, how? If not, what can we do about it?
- What should be the function of the media in a truly democratic society?
- How can democracy be strengthened by our vote, vigilance, and action?
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