Voting Rights for Permanent Residents in Municipal Elections


Hundreds of thousands of Toronto residents pay local taxes and use city services, but have no say in who represents them, because they are not yet Canadian citizens. Recently, the City of Toronto's Community Development and Recreation Committee put forward a request to review “the opportunity to have permanent residents in Toronto be given the right to vote in municipal elections.” Join OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for a panel discussion on the merits of this proposal.

WhenMarch 20, 2013, 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Where: Novella Room, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto


  • Matthew Mendelsohn, Director, Mowat Centre


  • Michael Pal, Research Fellow, Mowat Centre
  • Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
  • Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Myer Siemiatycki, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

Register at:

For more information contact:

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Amy Casipullai
416-322-4950 ext. 239

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

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