OMERS Board of Directors, Former Ontario Cabinet Minister, Announced to CITIZN's Advisory Board

December11, 2019 –CITIZN, Inc., the world’s first Societal Network, which levels the playing field in politics by changing the role of people from consumers of political information to that of owners of political information, announced that David Tsubouchi will join the company’s brain trust effective immediately. In addition to his incredible accomplishments, David was approached to join CITIZN because he advises innovative startups and, most important, played a part in the cult classic film Videodrome, by director David Cronenberg. According to Mr. Tsubouchi, “CITZN is a truly novel way to look at politics and government. It will elevate people to that of active and inspired participants in the democratic process and reinforce, not replace, our hard-won democratic institutions.” He added, “As a former politician, I immediately saw the value of this concept for all political actors.”“Although his coolness factor played into our decision to approach David, it was his incisive analysis that sealed our desire to offer him this role,” stated Murray Simser,

Founder and CEO, CITIZN, Inc. “His gravitas, intellect, and reputation will be our polestar as we launch globally.” As an elected official, Mr. Tsubouchi represented the riding of Markham in the Ontario Legislature for two terms, during which he held cabinet posts including Solicitor General and Chair of the Management Board. David Tsubouchi is the Registrar Emeritus of the Ontario College of Trades (regulator of trades). Mr. Tsubouchi holds a B.A. from York University, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.D. from Assumption University in Windsor, a D.S.Litt. from Huntington University and C.Dir. from McMaster University. He has served as the Honorary Consul General for Mongolia (Toronto). He was also appointed as the Co-Chair of the Canada Vietnam Business Council by the Republic of Vietnam.

About CITIZN -- Founded in 2019, with its HQ in Toronto, CITIZN, Inc. is the world’s first Societal Network. It was imagined by Silicon Valley and Seattle tech industry veteran Murray Simser, and political expert turned Ivy League lawyer Chris Wolfenberg. CITIZN’s unique AI-driven platform enables people of all walks of life to meaningfully and measurably contribute to their country’s political conversation, regardless of their level of knowledge. CITIZN has recruited an experienced team of well-known entrepreneurs, media executives, politicians, technology industry veterans, and data scientists to develop an intelligent platform that will be delivered to users on Android and iOS. The CITIZN Alpha product will be available in Q2 2020 for testing in Canada and shortly thereafter in the United States. Coming to a democracy near you! Please visit ​​ to sign-up for the Canadian alpha test. For more information, contact or visit and follow the following hashtags on FB,LinkedIn, or Instagram: #societalism #societalnetworks

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