July 17, 2017 

Residents of Cloverdale-Langley City will now have an additional option for communicating with their Member of Parliament, John Aldag. The newly-launched PlaceSpeak page allows constituents to engage meaningfully on topics that matter to the community in a safe and secure way.

Residents can participate in a poll on their priorities for the riding or engage in dialogue on wide ranging issues. They can also be notified of any upcoming events hosted by the MP.

"This made in Canada innovation allows me to consult with constituents directly by geographically limiting participation to only those who live in the riding. I am looking forward to getting input from residents in Cloverdale-Langley City on a wide range of issues such as upcoming legislation, hot issues and to get feedback on my work here at home and in Ottawa."

- John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City

PlaceSpeak was developed with the support of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-IRAP). Its unique geo-verification technology allows Aldag to hear exclusively from constituents in Cloverdale-Langley City while deterring negative online behaviour such as trolling or spamming, facilitating respectful online dialogue amongst participants.

As a Privacy by Design <https://www.ipc.on.ca/english/Privacy/Introduction-to-PbD/> ambassador, PlaceSpeak ensures that the personal information of participants remains private and secure. Individual privacy measures have been designed into the very architecture of the platform and personal information is never sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason. The dual emphasis on authentication and privacy renders PlaceSpeak unique in its approach to building legitimacy in the online citizen engagement process.

Residents of Cloverdale-Langley City can register and join the conversation from their computer or mobile device. To learn more, visit http://placespeak.com/MPJohnAldag.

For more information:

Gunraj Gill
Office of John Aldag, Member of Parliament