Kelowna-Mission candidates talk about schools, students and teachers

(Left to right) Tish Lakes, Mike McLoughlin, Dayleen Van Ryswyk and Steve Thomson.

Kelowna-Mission candidates came out to Anne McClymont Elementary School last night to talk about education with their local constituents.

In attendance were Liberal MLA Steve Thomson, Conservative candidate Mike McLoughlin, NDP candidate Tish Lakes and Independent candidate Dayleen Van Rysywk. The forum was open to all members of the public and hosted by the Central Okanagan Teachers' Association.

Each candidate introduced themselves briefly before responding to questions from the audience.

 

 

 

Liberal incumbent Steve Thomson took a walk down memory lane last night, reading out his very own first grade report card from the former Anne McClymont Elementary School. His teacher made comments about Thomson being too chatty in the classroom.
Liberal incumbent Steve Thomson took a walk down memory lane last night, reading out his very own first grade report card from the former Anne McClymont Elementary School. His teacher made comments about Thomson being too chatty in the classroom.

Independent candidate Dayleen Van Ryswyk says not having to adhere to a prescribed platform gives her the freedom to work directly with her constituents' education concerns.
Independent candidate Dayleen Van Ryswyk says not having to adhere to a prescribed platform gives her the freedom to work directly with her constituents' education concerns.

Conservative candidate Mike McLoughlin says eliminating the carbon tax will free up more funding for education in the province.
Conservative candidate Mike McLoughlin says eliminating the carbon tax will free up more funding for education in the province.

NDP candidate Tish Lakes has over 20 years experience with social justice issues and helps direct a free legal aid service.
NDP candidate Tish Lakes has over 20 years experience with social justice issues and helps direct a free legal aid service.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250)718-0428.

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