Thursday, April 20, 2017

Questions For All-Candidates Meeting Wanted


The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Nanaimo riding All Candidates Debate and Independent Forum on Tuesday, April 25, 6 pm at Beban Park Social Centre. Candidates expected to be on hand include BC NDP’s Leonard Krog, BC Liberal Party’s Paris Gaudet, and BC Green Party candidate Kathleen Harris and, now, the BC Libertarian Party’s Bill Walker.

“We’re pleased to welcome, as our partners this year, Vancouver Island University, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and the Canadian Home Builders Association,” stated Kim Smythe, Chamber CEO. VIREB has just launched its candidate information website for the north Island at

Questions are invited in advance through the Chamber’s email address Questions will also be taken from the floor and vetted through scrutineers. The event will be video-taped by Shaw and replayed up until the election on Channel 4.

“The Chamber’s role as a non-partisan community organization is to focus on getting out the vote by promoting top-of-mind awareness around the issues, communicating updates on local information events, and organizing the widely-anticipated and independent All Candidates Meeting”.

The event is open to all community members with candidate information booths from 6 until 7 pm when the debate begins. Dr. Carrie Chassels, VIU’s appointee to the Chamber, will moderate. 


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