Tonight: Burnaby South candidates to debate climate crisis plans

All major parties to be represented

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.

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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.

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