The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

November 06, 2006 10:35 ET

George Thomson, Chair, Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform to Address the Canadian Club of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) -

Attention: Assignment, Political and Photo editors

WHO:

George Thomson, Chair, Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

WHAT:

George Thomson and 103 randomly selected Ontarians have been charged with reviewing Ontario's electoral system. Over the next few months, they will hold public consultations across the province and recommend whether Ontario should keep its current electoral system or change to a new one. If the Assembly recommends a new system, the Ontario government has promised to put it to a referendum by the next election in October 2007. George Thomson will discuss this noteworthy and exciting experiment in democratic renewal.

WHEN:

1 p.m. luncheon address - Tuesday, November 7, 2006

WHERE:

Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Concert Hall

BACKGROUND:

Over his thirty year career, George Thomson has served as a lawyer, educator, judge and deputy minister. He was a family court judge in Kingston and has spent many years working on issues affecting children and families. Most recently, he was the head of the organization that educates Canada's judges. George has also served as a deputy minister both in Ontario and for the federal government.

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