Federal election candidate forums April 13 and 18 announced for Comox Valley

Vancouver Island North candidates are invited to two public forums announced so far this month for the Comox Valley.

Vancouver Island North candidates are invited to two public forums announced so far this month for the Comox Valley.

North Island Elder College and the local chapter of the Council of Canadians with the assistance of the North Island Students’ Union, are sponsoring an all-candidates’ meeting April 13.

The meeting will take place at North Island College’s Courtenay campus in the Stan Hagen Theatre at 3 p.m.

“This is an effort to engage youthful and senior citizens in our democratic process and to bring the young and not-so-young together on common ground – a dialogue about our democracy, organizers said in a news release. “We would urge all voters, the community at large, to come out and be part of this opportunity.”

“Bring your questions for our local candidates and urge your sons and daughters to attend with you.”

A second all-candidates’ forum happens April 18 at the Cumberland Recreation Hall at 2665 Dunsmuir Ave.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The meeting commences at 7.

The Cumberland Chamber of Commerce is hosting the forum with support from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and the Village

of Cumberland.

It will be moderated by Marty Douglas. Questions for the candidates will be accepted from the floor in written form and will be directed to candidates by the moderator.

For more information, contact cumbcham@shaw.ca, 250-336-8313 or visit www.cumberlandbc.org.

Incumbent Conservative MP John Duncan is being challenged by Mike Holland (Liberal), Ronna-Rae Leonard (NDP) and Sue Moen (Green).

MPs will be elected across the country May 2.