Special Event on Election Fraud: January 28, 2015

This post published on November 24, 2014

POST SCRIPT: This successful event tripled our previous live and online reach! We sold out tickets at the Victoria Event Centre venue 3 weeks ahead of time. The Mary Winspear Centre hosted a very lively event, and 3 other pop-up venues across BC and Alberta took advantage of our webcast program, for a total of 5 venues. Our online engagement galvanized an important nation-wide discussion about #ElxnFraud: the hashtag’s Twitter reach exceeded 600,000 during the day of the event. In addition, our event helped filmmaker Peter Smoczynski raise $5000 (online & offline) for the film’s crowdfunding campaign.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this  possible!

Read through the Storify archive of the entire event here.

Includes videos of Peter Smoczynski’s presentation and post-screening discussion, photos, links, tweets and more.


OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs & FOCUS Magazine present


When Voter Suppression Comes Calling

a documentary work-in-progress preview & forum on electoral fraud in Canada

7pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Victoria Event Centre + Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney + online anywhere!

Peter Smoczynski is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He’s coming to Victoria to preview, and ask for your support for, his important new film on the worst electoral fraud in Canadian history.  Peter will show selected clips from his work-in-progress for discussion purposes.

ELECTION DAY IN CANADA examines the dramatic rise of voter suppression in Canada during the 2011 Federal Election, the aftermath to the present day Fair Elections Act.

Find out more about the film and please support their crowdfunding campaign.

Following Peter’s presentation and clips of his documentary work-in-progress, there will be a live and online discussion about #ElxnFraud.

banner for ELECTION DAY IN CANADA #ElxnFraud January 28, 2015

thanks to event sponsor FOCUS Magazine

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1415 Broad Street (elevator access)

Advance Tickets Sold Out! Add your name to the waitlist…

Limited tickets at the door $15 (doors 5.30pm).

Join us for The Joint pizza, Bubby Rose’s brownies, Fernwood coffee and cash bar.

Post-screening Discussion

Speakers include BRIONY PENN, SFU Professor ANKE KESSLER, MICHEAL VONN (BC Civil Liberties Assocation), ANDREW MacLEOD (journalist) and moderator SEBASTIAN SILVA.

MP Elizabeth May will participate online via Twitter: follow hashtag #ElxnFraud.



As part of OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs, you can also attend this event at The Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Peter’s presentation and film clips will be webcast live, and will be followed by a post-screening discussion.

Speakers include PAUL KIVETT (2008 President of the Saanich Gulf Islands Federal Liberal Association and part of Briony Penn’s campaign team); ROBIN BAYLEY (Privacy Consultant); moderated by journalist STEPHEN ANDREWS.




The presentation will be webcast on our LIVE page, starting at 7pm PST on January 28, 2015. Join the conversation via #ElxnFraud on Twitter, or via the Election Fraud Facebook group.

Thanks to our new Webcast Sponsor The Canadian Media Guild!

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A handful of other locations have decided to host a pop-up event to watch and engage in this screening and discussion.

Cortes Island

Cortes Co-op Cafe, Manson’s Landing
Doors will open at 6:30pm. Event details here.

Grand Prairie Alberta

(Grande Prairie Regional College / University of Northern British Columbia – details TBC)

University of Victoria,

(Political Science Department, private event)


With Thanks

to our Presenting Partner, the Canada Media Fund

Canada Media Fund

OPEN CINEMA COnnect the Docs sponsors

OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs “ELECTION DAY IN CANADA” sponsors



Details about this special event are continuing to evolve.

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See you at the hybrid movies!

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