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Events for chamber members

The Chamber hosts a myriad of events throughout the calendar year providing opportunities to network, learn something new, and socialize within the business community. 

Network to your heart’s content and take a tour at one of our Business After Business events held monthly in a variety of venues. Hear keynote speakers at a luncheon event or take advantage of a learning opportunity at a Lunch N Learn or workshop. Socialize on the links at our annual golf tournament or be entertained and celebrate Business Excellence at our premier recognition event. There is something for everyone and every schedule.

2018 Proportional Representation Forum

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Name: 2018 Proportional Representation Forum
Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
In the electoral reform referendum this fall, British Columbians will be asked whether they wish to switch from first-past-the-post to an electoral system of proportional representation. They will then be asked to rank three different proportional representation systems:
  • Mixed-member proportional
  • Rural-urban proportional
  • dual-member proportional.
It will be important that voters have a full understanding of the options in front of them in order to make an informed decision. Join the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce for a Proportional Representation Discussion moderated by Professor Hamish Telford with speakers from both the official representatives, Vote PR BC  Antony Hodgeson and NoBCProRep.  

Our Moderator: Hamish Telford, Associate Professor of Political Science

Hamish Telford is an associate professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley. He received his
PhD from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Rules of the Game: An Introduction to Canadian Politics (2015), and Talking Past Each Other: Quebec and the Federal Dialogue in Canada, 1867-2017 (2018). He is a past president of the BC Political Studies Association, and has twice served on the board of the Canadian Political Science Association. He is a frequent commentator on BC and Canadian politics in the local and national media.

About the Speakers:

Antony Hodgson is President of Fair Voting BC, a BC-registered non-profit society promoting fairer ways of voting that treat all voters equally.  FVBC was the official proponent in the 2009 BC Single Transferable Vote referendum campaign. In his day job, he is a professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia where he develops technologies for orthopaedic surgery.

Suzanne Anton is a Director of the No BC Proportional Representation Society.
Suzanne recently served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for BC. She also served as Minister Responsible for Public Safety, for Emergency Management and for Liquor Policy.
Suzanne’s career in politics began in her community, where she was president of her children’s youth soccer club. She ran and was elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002, elected to city council in 2005, and re-elected in 2008.
Prior to elected office, Suzanne served as a prosecutor with the Criminal Justice Branch of the Province of BC and worked as a high school mathematics teacher in Nigeria and Lisbon.
She currently works with the following organizations:
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (director)
  • Frontier College (national literacy organization)
  • Business for the Arts (national organization promoting relationships between businesses and arts organizations)

Please download the App from your app store if you wish to participate in the question and answer portion of the evening
Lecture Theatre (B101)
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
Abbotsford BC

Date/Time Information:
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Forum Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Forum Ends at 9:00 p.m.
Please download the App from your app store if you wish to participate in the question and answer portion of the evening.
Contact Information:
Katie Syroid Event Manager Ph: 604-859-1951 ext 304
**There is no fee to attend this forum**
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