North Island College nursing students hosting an all-candidates forum

Forum to feature all seven candidates in the North Island-Powell River riding

North Island College bachelor of science in nursing students are hosting an all-candidates forum for North Island-Powell River, Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus.

The event is free, open to the public and will be moderated.

The students are hosting the event as part of their NUR-404: Engaging in Leadership course.

“We wanted to encourage the public and, in particular, students to engage in the 2019 federal election,” said Lydia Hardy, one of the student organizers of the event.

“Students have a significant stake in the future of our country. This event will provide a platform to bring student voices forward to our candidates and present people with an opportunity to connect with their candidates and make an informed decision when voting.”

All seven candidates running for the North Island – Powell River riding will be taking part (listed alphabetically): Rachel Blaney, NDP; Mark de Bruijn, Green Party; Shelley Downey, Conservative Party; Carla Neal, Marxist-Leninist; Brian Rundle, People’s Party of Canada; Peter Schwarzhoff, Liberal Party; Glen Staples, independent.

“We’ve been speaking with students at NIC and gathering questions on the most popular topics we’re hearing about from them,” said Hardy.

Members of the public will also be able to submit questions on the night of the event.

The final questions will be chosen by relevance to the federal election and the number of similar questions submitted on each topic.

The event will also feature a meet and greet with candidates before the forum, starting at 6 p.m.

Last opportunity to submit questions 6:50 p.m.

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