We're holding 100 non-partisan all-candidate debates on the environment all across Canada, all before the next election. RSVP for your local debate here.


Thursday, October 03, 7pm - 10pm


House of Learning, Rm 190, Thompson River University
965 College Dr

Kamloops, BC

Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association invite the public to a pre-election debate on October 3 focussing on environmental issues of national and local interest. The two groups, along with students and concerned local citizens, offer this non-partisan event to give voters in the Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo riding a chance to hear the federal candidates speak on this important topic.

The Kamloops Debate on Environment is one of the 100 Debates campaign taking place across Canada on October 3. See 100debates.ca. The goal is to create a nationwide conversation about the environment, giving voters an opportunity to learn about what is shaping up to be one of the top issues of this federal election. All debates will be strictly non-partisan and all candidates are welcome.

The moderator is Mel Rothenburger.

Cost: Free! Just show up!

Parking on the TRU Campus is free in the evenings.

The event takes place at TRU in the House of Learning, Rm 190 (the “pit house”). See HL at this link, near the Campus Commons and Campus Activity Centre:

Focus and Format: Each candidate will provide an opening and closing statement and will respond to questions on local and national environmental issues that have been made available to the candidates prior to the debate.

Participation: All candidates whose names will appear on the ballot for the forthcoming Federal Election for the riding of Kamloops--Thompson—Cariboo have been invited to participate.

Public engagement: The public will be able to submit written questions prior to the start time of 7 p.m. These will be grouped, triaged and presented at the discretion of the moderator. There will not be open mic questions.