Democracy Day (Canada)

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Democracy Day is a project initiated by Fair Vote Canada "to celebrate and reflect upon Canadian democracy."

On August 2, 2011, Fair Vote Canada launched Democracy Day and Democracy Week in Canada[1] annual events encouraging participation, education, and celebration of Canadian democracy. In its first year events were held by different groups[2] in cities across Canada.[3] Fair Vote Canada designated Democracy Day to be Canada's celebration of the United Nations International Day of Democracy[4] and Democracy Week to be the seven-day calendar week in which Democracy Day falls[5] (September 15 each year). A number of Canadian non-profit and governmental organizations participate in and promote the events, including Elections Canada.[6]

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  1. ^ "Fair Vote Canada Newsletter August 2011". Fair Vote Canada. Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved September 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Invitation aux médias - 15 septembre Journée de la démocratie". Mouvement pour une démocratie nouvelle (MDN). Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved September 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Fair Vote Canada Launches Democracy Week". Fair Vote Canada. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved September 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "International Day of Democracy". United Nations. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "Happy Democracy Day, Canada! Or Is it?". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "PR: Young Canadians Invited to Create "The Art of Democracy"". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 16, 2011.