Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cariboo-Chilcotin All Candidates Forum

From L-R: Donna Barnett (BC Liberals),
Sally Watson (BC NDP) and Rita Giesbrecht (BC Greens)
This afternoon, the candidates for MLA - Cariboo-Chilcotin addressed a packed room at Signal Point Gaming Centre

Donna Barnett who is seeking a 3rd Term as the BC Liberal candidate for Cariboo-Chilcotin, Sally Watson running for the BC NDP and Rita Giesbrecht for the BC Green Party all gave a 3 minute opening and 3 minute closing statements

During the 1.5 hour question period -- 22 questions were put to the candidates.  A sample of questions put to candidates included:

* Burning of Rail Ties in Williams Lake
* Funding of Independent Schools
* Seniors Care
* Veto by First Nations on Resource Development Projects
* Support for Small Business
* Support for Tourism

Cariboo Regional District Electoral Area 'F' Director Joan Sorley asked the candidates if they supported a Task Force to look into Rape Culture and find solutions, in addition to additional supports for survivors of sexual assault and all candidates indicated their full support

Other than the odd jab between BC Liberal Candidate Donna Barnett/BC NDP Candidate Sally Watson, the session was a polite/respectful all candidates forum versus this past Tuesday's Kamloops North/South Thompson All Candidates Forum at TRU's Grand Hall in Kamloops which was very heated, after the opening statements.

Advanced Voting starts this weekend (April 29th/30th) and from May 3-6 with General Voting Day on May 9th.  Details on advanced voting locations can be viewed here

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