Federal candidates come to campuses this week

September 26, 2008 by  

Kwantlen welcomes federal election candidates to campuses next week in Surrey, Langley and Richmond.

All-candidates’ meetings, which kick-off on Monday, are an opportunity for students and residents to listen to and ask questions about each party’s ideas and platforms in the riding that includes each campus.

These free events are part of a series called Hear the Candidates, Make Up Your Own Mind, organized by Kwantlen’s criminology department. The department has asked the candidates to speak about criminal justice issues, but they will also touch on a wide range of issues such as health care, education and the economy.

The meetings will be “town hall” style and are intended to encourage dialogue between the candidates and residents. The idea behind the meetings is to provide students, faculty and people in the community with a chance to get to know their candidates.

The election forums:

• Surrey campus (Newton-North Delta riding) at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference centre.

• Richmond campus (Richmond riding) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference centre.

• Langley campus (Langley riding) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.


One Response to “Federal candidates come to campuses this week”

  1. Steve Lee on September 28th, 2008 8:06 pm

    The KSA is also organizing a series of debates focusing on the issue of post secondary education. Unfortunately, even though we have the support of Kwantlen’s senior administration, we didn’t know about the Criminology organized debates – it would have been nice to have worked with them. But perhaps it will give more students an opportunity to meet candidates in their riding. Ads for the KSA debates will be posted in the days to come.

    - S

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