Tenth To The Fraser will be co-hosting what may be New Westminster’s only all-candidates’ meeting on May 6. Find out what our local candidates stand for, and learn more about BC-STV. Someone from Tenth will be present and liveblogging and/or livetweeting the event, so even if you can’t make it out you’ll be able to catch the highlights online. We’ll post more details closer to the event.
Here’s the event description from the organizing committee:
Decisions made in Victoria have a profound influence on our life in New Westminster. Provincial decisions affect our schools and hospitals, social programs and economic opportunites, transportation systems and choices.
On May 12th the voters of New Westminster will decide who they will send to Victoria to represent all citizens of our City. The New Westminster Environmental Partners in collaboration with the New Westminster BIA and the Tenth to the Fraser Blog are hosting an All-Candidates meeting for citizens to find out more about the positions of the candidates in our riding.
The All-Candidates meeting takes place on Wednesday May 6th, 7-9pm at Douglas College in room 2201. The candidates will be responding to prepared questions and there will be the opportunity for the public to direct questions to the candidates. The event will be concluded with an information session on the STV referendum question which will be appearing on this year’s provincial election ballot.
All voters in New Westminster are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Dawn Black (NDP), Carole Millar (Liberal) and Matthew Laird (Green) have all confirmed they will participate in the event. Chris Bryan, editor of the Newsleader, will moderate.
Update: due to some confusion over the date & location, I have bolded the information – B