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Accessible Federal Elections Town Hall - February 28th, 2015

ACCESSIBLE MEDIA INC. (AMI) AND THE ALLIANCE FOR EQUALITY OF BLIND CANADIANS (AEBC) INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE ACCESSIBLE FEDERAL ELECTIONS TOWN HALL – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with the Chief Electoral Officer for Elections Canada, Marc Mayrand.

Marc Mayrand's appointment as Chief Electoral Officer of Canada was unanimously approved by the House of Commons on February 21, 2007. He became the sixth person to hold the office since the position was established in 1920.

Before heading Elections Canada, Mr. Mayrand served as Superintendent of Bankruptcy. After joining the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy in 1982, he held a variety of positions including Deputy Superintendent, Programs, Standards and Regulatory Affairs and Deputy Superintendent, Operations. Before joining the federal public service and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Mr. Mayrand was a full-time professor at the University of Ottawa, Civil Law Section, where he taught Insolvency, Corporate/Commercial Law, and Public and Administrative Law.

Mr. Mayrand holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Ottawa and a Master's in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been a member of the Quebec bar since 1977.

Please note: Mr. Mayrand will not be attending in person. He will be conferenced in from Ottawa. However, another member of the Elections Canada team will be on hand to meet attendees and field questions.

The Accessible Federal Elections Town Hall will take place from 1 – 3 pm Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at the Cambridge Suites Hotel, 15 Richmond Street East, Toronto.

You are welcome to attend in person or via teleconference. To register for the Accessible Federal Elections Town Hall, please email register@ami.ca.

The Victoria Room at the Cambridge Suites Hotel can accommodate 90 guests. Reservations to attend in person will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There is no limit to the number of attendees accepted via teleconference.

A formal registration package with dial-in information, agenda and rules of engagement will be provided no later than Wednesday, February 25th.

Any questions related to this upcoming Accessible Federal Elections Town Hall hosted by AMI and the AEBC may be directed to Janis Davidson Pressick (Janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca) or Donna Jodhan (donnajodhan@sterlingcreations.ca).

Thank you and we look forward to a lively and informative discussion on Saturday, February 28th.

Archival Date: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015