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Federal candidates from Burnaby ridings to discuss homelessness at town hall

Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20.
Voters are scheduled to head to the polls on Sept. 20, 2021.

As election day approaches, Burmaby residents will get a chance to hear candidates discuss numerous pressing issues throughout the city at a local town hall. 

The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby has announced a town hall will be held Sept. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in person at Southside Community Church (7135 Walker Ave.) with a limited audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Those wishing to watch will also be able to do so via Zoom. 

Candidates attending will be able to answer a specific set of questions, followed by a moderated question and answer period for both those attending in-person and online. 

Specific topics that will be discussed are homelessness, affordable housing and food security. 

Candidates participating are: 

  • Conservative Party of Canada - Likky Lavji
  • Green Party of Canada - Marueen Curran
  • Liberal Party of Canada - Terry Beech
  • New Democratic Party of Canada - Peter Julian
  • People's Party of Canada - Marcella Williams

"We hope that this opportunity will give the candidates the opportunity to express their position on such important issues, and give the voters/citizens the opportunity to hear where each person/party stands," the society said on its website. 

RSVP details are expected to be released shortly.