Oshawa City Council will be passing their bylaw to introduce the general vote to Oshawa at the regular council meeting 6:30 pm, this coming Monday evening, March 30.
This is an important meeting for all to attend who want to preserve democracy in Oshawa.
Democracy means a "real" vote that has a say in determining your political leadership.
Democracy means guaranteeing a voice for your community on city council.
Democracy means an inclusive system that gives equal opportunity to citizens from all parts of the city, with all levels of financial wealth, and with all ethnic backgrounds to have a fair and equal chance to seek a seat on council.
Democracy means that people of all demographic groups will be equally heard.
Democracy means the ability to remove councillors from office who are not representing your interests.
Democracy means that politicians are accountable to the citizens.
Democracy means that the political systems serves the people, not the politicians.
Democracy means that there is a politician that you've elected who is responsible to you to listen to your concerns.
Democracy means all these things...that council is wanting to take away.
It is amazing in this day and age in Canada, of all things, we are seeing the erosion of our democratic rights.
We need you to stock city hall with all of your friends, relatives, neighbours, and associates on Monday night to show the politicians we won't stand for this.
It is our last chance to show council that we won't stand for the erosion of our democratic and Canadian rights.
While attendance is important, you can watch the proceedings on Rogers Cable starting at 6:30 pm if it is impossible for you to attend.
VOTES chair, Bill Longworth, is scheduled as a delegation on your behalf.