The New Jersey Peoples’ Tax Assembly was a deliberative event conducted in 2003 organized by the New Jersey Coalition for the Public Good. Its aim was to provide recommendations for steps to reform New Jersey’s tax system, commonly seen as unfair. The Tax Assembly involved nearly 100 delegates whose selection was meant to provide appropriate gender and geography representation. These delegates given information to help them form opinions and guide their small group discussions. Facilitators compiled notes from the discussions into a report which was presented to the state legislature.
“The South East Local Health Integration Network – from here onwards referred to as SE LHIN – is one of 14 networks established by the Ontario province to plan, manage, and fund the health care system at the local and regional levels in Ontario. The South East region extends from Brighton on the west to Prescott and Cardinal on the east, north to Perth and Smith Falls, and back to Bancroft.” (1) In 2009, the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) received a mandate from the Ontario government to engage the local citizens about their healthcare.