JCI Kootenay set for debate

Four out of five candidates confirmed to attend forum at Key City Theatre on Oct. 6.

One of four debates between federal candidates has been set for Oct. 6 as JCI Kootenay is hosting an event at the Key City Theatre to engage in and discuss important issues leading up to the election, along with getting to know each local party nominee.

Open to the public, the forum is open to the public and will run from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. which will include a structure of pre-determined questions, followed by questions from the audience. Attendees will also have the chance to submit questions anonymously in writing.

“In the 2011 Federal election, Cranbrook’s voter turnout was sadly only 33 per cent. JCI is striving to increase voter participation with the All Candidates Forum by making it easier for the public to get to know the candidates,” reads a press release submitted by JCI Kootenay.

Confirmed attendance for the debate includes David Wilks (Conservative Party), Don Johnston (Liberal Party), Wayne Stetski (NDP), and Bill Green (Green Party).

JCI will ask as many questions as the time permits. College of the Rockies President and CEO David Walls will be the moderator for the event.

JCI is encouraging all Cranbrook and surrounding area residents to attend the forum and to bring their questions.

The Federal election takes place Oct. 19.

JCI Kootenay is a non-partisan, membership-based non-profit organization comprised of members aged 19-40 who live and work in the East Kootenay. Our members believe in the importance of creating positive change within our communities and the world.