Highlights of the climate-change debate in Sooke
What: Climate-change debate in Sooke
When: Wednesday September 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Moderator: Sooke Mayor Maja Tait
FREE CHILD-CARE AVAILABLE
- Green Party Frances Litman
- Liberal Party David Merner
- New Democratic Party incumbent Randall Garrison
One Declined: Conservative Party Shari Lukens
by Jeff Bateman
The Green Party’s Frances Litman, Liberal David Merner and New Democratic Party incumbent Randall Garrison are confirmed for Wednesday night’s Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke climate-change debate at Edward Milne Community School starting at 6:30 p.m. Conservative candidate Shari Lukens has declined an invitation to participate.
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]In her role as moderator, Sooke Mayor Maja Tait will pose a set of questions prepared by the BC Sustainable Energy Association and the Dogwood Initiative, the evening’s two non-partisan organizers. Once these have been debated, Mayor Tait will invite queries from the audience. The prepared questions deal with sustainable energy, green jobs, the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proposals, the National Energy Board, Canada’s share of GHG emissions reductions, and the impact of today’s policies on future generations.
“We’re inviting candidates who have a realistic shot at representing the riding in the current first-past-the-post voting system,” explains Kai Nagata, the Dogwood Initiative’s Energy & Democracy Director. “Our criteria include their party currently holding seats in Ottawa and capturing more than one percent of the popular vote.”
Free childcare will be available at EMCS from a certified childcare worker employed with Victoria’s Cridge Centre. The service is courtesy of Generation Squeeze, the Vancouver-based national lobby group for young Canadian adults and families.
The Sooke debate is hosted by Transition Sooke and Dogwood’s Sooke region team with the support of four local sustainable businesses: A Sea of Bloom Floral Design, Seaflora Seaweed Skincare, the Sooke Harbour House and Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery. [sam_ad id=”90″ codes=”true”]
- SPN article: Sooke Voters: Here’s what you need to know Posted on
- SPN article: Sooke will host one of five federal debates, Sept 16, Posted on September 14, 2015
- Transition Sooke
- Dogwood Initiative