CBC P.E.I. to host public forum on electoral reform

CBC P.E.I. is holding a public forum on electoral reform on Thursday Oct. 27. at Stonepark Intermediate School at 7 p.m.

Five panellists will debate the five options at Stonepark, Thurs. Oct. 27th, 7 p.m.

The public forum will ask the question of whether current mental health services on P.E.I. are meeting demand. (Tim Cornett/Special to CBC)

Islanders are heading to the polls in a provincial plebiscite — to have their say on which election system they want in the future.

CBC P.E.I. will present passionate arguments for each of the five options on the ballot at a public forum.

The forum will be hosted by Island Morning's Matt Rainnie, and will feature five panellists — each standing up for a different option:

  • Richard Brown, Liberal MLA for Charlottetown - Victoria Park
  • Paula Biggar, Liberal MLA for Tyne Valley - Linkletter
  • Dr. Herb Dickieson, former NDP MLA
  • Mark Greenan, campaign manager, PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation
  • Lynne Lund, deputy leader, Green Party P.E.I.

Have your say in person, or online

The forum will be held Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Stonepark Intermediate School in Charlottetown.

Audience members will be able to express their opinions or ask questions of the panellists.

Representatives from Elections P.E.I. will also attend.

CBC P.E.I. will also be streaming the event live on our Facebook page, where viewers from around the province will be able to weigh in.