Candidates hoping to represent Burnaby South in Ottawa will debate their plans to address the climate crisis tonight.
“Candidates will be grilled on how they’ll create bold, comprehensive visions for a sustainable and just future for Canadians,” organizers say.
The candidates will answer questions from moderators, followed by questions from the floor. Following the debate, voters will have a chance to meet the candidates.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House Community Hall at 5024 Rumble St. The debate will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and the meet and greet from 8:30 to 9 p.m.
The following candidates have confirmed their attendance: Green Brennan Wauters, Liberal Neelam Brar and Al Rawdah of the People’s Party.
Conservative Jay Shin won't be there and neither will the incumbent, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. New Westminster-Burnaby NDP incumbent Peter Julian will be there to represent his leader.
“I would love to be there and I'm sorry I can't be there,” Singh told the NOW. “As national leader, I've got responsibilities to be across the country, but I'm putting myself out there with a radical openness with the media.”
For more information on other debates in Burnaby, click here.