Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association invite the public to a pre-election debate on October 3 focussing on environmental issues of national and local interest. The two groups, along with students and concerned local citizens, offer this non-partisan event to give voters in the Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo riding a chance to hear the federal candidates speak on this important topic.
The Kamloops Debate on Environment is one of the 100 Debates campaign taking place across Canada on October 3. For more information visit greenpac.ca/100_debates. The goal is to create a nationwide conversation about the environment, giving voters an opportunity to learn about what is shaping up to be one of the top issues of this federal election. All debates will be strictly non-partisan.
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: at TRU in the House of Learning, Rm 190 (the “pit house”). The moderator is Mel Rothenburger.
Cost: Free! Just show up! (Parking on the TRU Campus is free in the evenings)
Focus and Format: 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 them prior to the debate.
Participation: All candidates whose names will appear on the ballot for the forthcoming Federal Election for the riding of Kamloops--Thompson—Cariboo have been invited to participate.
Public engagement: The public may submit written questions to the moderator prior to the start time of 7 p.m. These will be grouped, triaged and presented at the discretion of the moderator. There will not be open mic questions.
About the organizers:
Transition Kamloops is an organization focused on increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy, culture and wellness. We emphasize a local economy, healthy ecosystems, and grassroots community building, while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. We believe in a better way: a community that sustains life in all its diversity, strives for equality and justice and invests in the future.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a volunteer-based charity that aims to educate the public about creating a sustainable future through reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and relying instead on renewable energy sources, from production to distribution and consumption, in British Columbia and beyond. To learn more about BCSEA please visit www.bcsea.org.
For more information please contact Nancy Flood at 250-371-7418 or Nflood@tru.ca.