A group of local organizations concerned about sustainability have announced that they will be organizing an all-Candidates meeting. Chambers of Commerce from Northumberland are organizing one but it’s just for members so it’s good that the sustainability group are organizing this event which is open to everyone. It will be via Zoom but will allow Q and A. All Candidates have confirmed. The idea is to get the position of all candidates – and presumably their parties – on where they stand on “the climate crisis, sustainable communities, and the human right to a healthy environment”. To participate, you must register via Event Brite although tickets are free. When you register, you get an email with a link to the Zoom meeting that will activate 30 minutes before the event.
The event will be held on September 16, at 7:00 pm.
The organizers described the event:
If ever there was a year for the climate and sustainability to be front and center in an election campaign, it is this one. Over the summer of 2021 we have been witnessing a world on fire, including here at home as Canadian communities struggled with heat waves and forest fires. Meanwhile, the report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issued just as this election was called, said many of the most catastrophic consequences of a warming planet have yet to be realized and may now be unavoidable.
Our next Federal government will play a critical role in Canada’s response and will determine whether we make good on our commitments to reduce carbon emissions.
All the major party platforms now include a climate action plan. Will their policies be enough to ensure a sustainable future? How will their different approaches impact communities in Northumberland-Peterborough South?
All five candidates have confirmed their participation in this all-candidates forum where they will respond to prepared questions from local community groups working on environment and sustainability. Attendees will also have a chance to ask their questions of candidates during a live Q&A.
Here is the list of Organizers:
The link to Event Brite to Register is in the Links below.
- Register for this event (Event Brite)
- Organizer Contact: Tony Walker [email protected]
- Federal Election Information page – Candidates, how to vote etc.
Addendum – 10 September
There will also be an all-candidates debate shown on Cogeco’s channels 10 and 700 (YourTV) on September 15. First screening will be at 3:30 pm with repeats at later times. The Public will not be able to ask questions.