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.

WHEN

Thursday, October 03, 5:30pm - 8pm

WHERE

CityLab
511 W Broadway

Vancouver, BC

CONTACT

Global Shapers Vancouver / CityHive / Climate Migrants and Refugees Project ·


What doesn't get debated, doesn't get done.

Join us on Thursday, October 3 for a nonpartisan candidate debate on critical environmental issues including climate change, green infrastructure and ecosystem health in the Vancouver Granville riding, where incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould is running to defend her seat as an independent.

Hear directly from candidates about their visions for the environment and join a national movement of over 115 debates held in communities nationwide.

As young leaders, the Global Shapers Vancouver, CityHive and the Climate Migrant and Refugee Project are excited to present this free event in partnership with the 100 Debates on the Environment - Vancouver Granville initiative, which aims to raise the profile of climate change as an issue in Canada. Help us engage Canadians, especially youth, from across the political spectrum by sharing this event with your friends, family and colleagues.

Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. Please bring a cup and a container to reduce waste from single-use products.

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VANCOUVER-GRANVILLE CANDIDATES:
→ Conservative: Zach Segal
→ Independent: Jody Wilson-Raybould
→ Liberal: Taleeb Noormohamed
→ Green: Louise Boutin
→ NDP: Yvonne Hanson

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SCHEDULE:
→ 6:00 pm - Doors open
→ 6:30 pm - Debate
→ 8:30 pm - Closing remarks

Following the debate, attendees will have the opportunity to register and pledge to vote. With support from Ryerson’s Democratic Engagement Exchange’s Vote Popups – simulated polling places aimed at demystifying the voting process – will also be available to attendees.

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ABOUT US

The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) where a network of change-makers aged 20-30 years from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, help solve some of the biggest global challenges and drive the local implementation of WEF initiatives. The Vancouver Hub has been active since 2016 and has over 30 members from all sectors and backgrounds.

CityHive supports young people to be engaged in shaping their cities and civic processes by providing opportunities such as civic education programs and innovation labs for youth, and helps organizations and institutions to engage youth more meaningfully.

The Climate Migrants and Refugees Project (CMRP) is a Canadian non-profit with a mission to help governments, particularly cities and local governments, address climate change displacement and help those who have lost their homes due to climate change impact.

100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold inclusive, non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada ahead of the 2019 Canadian Federal Election.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The organizers would like to thank the City of Vancouver - Local Government for providing the CityLab (511 W Broadway) space for the event and acknowledges that this event will be held on the unceded, traditional, ancestral and occupied homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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