Election forums are forming in Kamloops

Council of Canadians, Sept. 28

The Council of Canadians is hosting a federal election forum on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

The forum will be held at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market, which is downtown at St. Paul Street and Third Avenue.

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Kamloops Food Policy Council, Oct. 2

• On Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m., the Mount Paul Community Food Centre and the Kamloops Food Policy Council will host one of several Eat Think Vote events being held across the country.

The event will give people in the city an opportunity to learn more about the voting process and discuss food insecurity issues with federal candidates.

Residents are invited to attend and hear Green candidate Iain Currie and Liberal candidate Terry Lake talk about their parties’ plans to address food insecurity, poverty and poor health in Kamloops and across the country.

As of KTW press deadline on Tuesday, Currie and Lake were the confirmed candidate attendees.

The Mount Paul Community Food Centre is at 140 Laburnum St. in North Kamloops.

Environment debate, Oct. 3

• On Thursday, Oct. 3, Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association are hosting a debate in room 190 of the Brown Family House of Learning at TRU.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on environmental issues of national and local interest. Moderator is Mel Rothenburger.

The Kamloops debate on environment is one of 100 such debates taking place across Canada on Oct. 3.

Each candidate will provide an opening and closing statement and will respond to questions on local and national environmental issues that have been made available to the candidates prior to the debate.   

All Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates whose names appear on the ballot for the Oct. 21 federal election have been invited to participate.

As of KTW press deadline on Tuesday, the following have confirmed their attendance:

— Iain Currie, Green

— Ken Finlayson, People’s Party

— Kira Cheeseborough, Animal Protection Party

— Terry Lake, Liberal

— Peter Kerek, Communist.

KTW, Radio NL, KamloopsChamber of Commerce forum, Oct. 8

• Kamloops This Week, Radio NL and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present an all-candidates debate.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at TRU.

All candidates have been invited to the forum: Kira Cheeseborough (Animal Protection Party), Iain Currie (Green), Cynthia Egli (NDP), Ken Finlayson (People’s Party), Peter Kerek (Communist), Terry Lake (Liberal) and Cathy McLeod (Conservative).

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