This event is hosted by the Kwantlen Student Association, and will focus on issues raised by students but the event is open to the public and will also feature general questions and issues. Note that candidates from all 9 ridings in Surrey have been invited, and one candidate from each party will respond on each question.
OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE EVENT ORGANIZER:
TIME: The event will take place on Wednesday April 5th, from 5:30-7:30. We will have light refreshments available, but we will not be providing dinner.
LOCATION: The all candidates meeting will take place in the dialogue area on the first floor of the Coast Capital Savings Library in the Arbutus building on our KPU Surrey campus. The campus is at 12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8, here is a link to a map of the campus: http://www.kpu.ca/kpu-surrey-campus
FORMAT: We will begin by introducing the candidates, and we will then have a moderator ask the candidates questions on tuition, housing, and jobs. Because we will have many candidates and limited time, one candidate from each party will be able to answer each question. This will allow for more topics to be covered with less repetition, and we will ensure that there are enough questions for everyone to have a chance to speak. Following that, we will have an opportunity for questions from the floor.
We will set up an app that organizes audience participation and allows the audience to submit questions, then vote on those that have been submitted. We have also prepare questions on transit, childcare and environmental issues in case there are not many questions from the floor.
Protecting your health
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Creating safe spaces
The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.