CALL Cafés are monthly get-togethers where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event). Free for members and guests, public welcome.. Donation appreciated. No registration.
- Monday, October 17th, 2016, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Electoral Reform: A Primer – Rosedale Community Hall, 901 – 11 Ave. N.W.
** CALL Annual General Meeting (AGM) to Follow **
Dr. Doreen Barrie, Political Scientist, University of Calgary
On the campaign trail in 2015, the federal Liberals promised to change the electoral system before the next election. The process they are going to use to canvass the views of Canadians is not yet known. However, what is known is that only a small slice of the electorate understands the advantages and disadvantages of the various electoral systems. Electoral rules are not neutral: they determine which groups, parties, and interests are ruled into the policy-making process, and which are ruled out. Before we choose a new system, we need to decide what we want to achieve. Is it proportionality, diversity, stability, accountability or other values?
Dr. Barrie will discuss the dissatisfaction with our current system and then explore alternatives. No system is perfect so the presentation will lay out the pros and cons of other models. Armed with this knowledge, the audience will be able to weigh in on this important topic when (and if!) the government seeks their views.
- Monday, November 14th, 2016, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
WAR BRIDES: Portraits in Sepia, Stories in Silk – Bev Tosh
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 – 11 Ave. N.W.
Imagine a young woman walking up a gangplank alone in 1946 to embark upon a one-way passage. For tens of thousands of war brides, a leap of faith meant not only a new husband, but a new country. Now, 70 years later, through art and story-telling, you will be transported on a journey of wartime love and remembrance.
Bev Tosh is the daughter of a New Zealand military pilot and his Canadian war bride. Her exhibition, Portraits in Sepia, Stories in Silk, was displayed at Canada House, London, UK in 2016. Visit the website, Warbrides
Monthly CALL Cafés are held at Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Ave, N.W., from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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