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May 10, 2010

You Have a Date With Democracy: Local Group to Host Day of Discussion About Democracy May 15

Hey, local citizen. You have a Date with Democracy.

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:
  1. 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?
  2. What should be the function of the media in a truly democratic society?
  3. How can democracy be strengthened by our vote, vigilance, and action?
Everyone is welcome to attend what is guaranteed to be a lively and thought-provoking day of discussion and action. The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

For more information about the Peterborough Chapter of Canadians Advocating Political Participation (CAPP), please visit the Chapter's Facebook Page.

For information about Canadians Advocating Political Participation (the national organization), please see http://canadaparticipates.ca or visit the national group's Facebook Page.

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Mom's The Word

Maybe this will be the week that Stephen Harper will surprise me with the items on my Mother's Day wish list. (It wasn't really fair of me to spring this list on him on last Friday afternoon. I mean, does anything actually get done in Ottawa on a Friday afternoon?)