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Candidates to talk environment at forums in Kamloops, Okanagan

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September 07, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Four of Canada’s 100 Debates on the Environment will be held in Kamloops, along with ridings in the Central and South Okanagan this week.

The debate series is an initiative of GreenPAC in partnership with local organizations and individuals.

GreenPAC is a non-profit organization created before the 2015 federal election. It sponsors debates in provincial and federal elections and endorses candidates.

Three of the four events are at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8 via Zoom.

The exception is for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. It will be live at the Penticton Lakeside Resort today. A public round table discussion will be held at the resort from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. tonight followed by the forum at 7 p.m. where each candidate will be asked four questions.

It’s co-sponsored by Fridays For Future, West Kootenay and Citizens' Climate Lobby, Nelson - West Kootenay. There is no information on the GreenPac website about whether registration is required.

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The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo forum is co-sponsored by Transition Kamloops and welcomes questions to be submitted in advance. Register and submit questions here.

Confirmed candidates are: Liberal Jesse McCormick, NDP Bill Sundhu, Green Iain Currie, People’s Party of Canada Corally Delwo and Independent Wayne Allen. Conservative candidate Frank Caputo declined his invitation.

The Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola debate is sponsored by Green Okanagan.

Conservative Dan Albas, Liberal Sarah Eves and NDP Joan Phillip have confirmed they will attend. Kathryn McDonald of the People’s Party of Canada has not confirmed. You can register here.

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The Kelowna-Lake Country forum is also sponsored by Green Okanagan.

Confirmed candidates participating are: Conservative Tracy Gray, Liberal Tim Krupa, NDP Cade Desjarlais and Green Imre Szeman. Brain Rogers from the People’s Party of Canada has not confirmed. You can register here.

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A link will be sent to those who register so they can tune into the Zoom session.

No debate has been scheduled for the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding.

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