Fair Voting BC to Host All-Candidates Meeting Tuesday, May 3rd
On April 13th, Premier Christy Clark called a by-election to be held in Vancouver-Point Grey on May 11th. By the close of nominations on April 23rd, six candidates had registered to run: Christy Clark (Lib), David Eby (NDP), Francoise Raunet (Green), Danielle Alie (BC First), William Gibbens (Ind) and Eddie Petrossian (Ind).
All but one of the candidates have agreed to join us at St. Helen’s Anglican Church (4405 W 8th Ave, Vancouver) on Tuesday, May 3rd from 7-9 pm (Premier Clark’s office has told us to expect to hear back from them shortly). We encourage all participants to come early (~6:30 pm) for informal discussion and the opportunity to vote online for which issues and questions you’d like to hear the candidates address (or click on the forum image below right to provide your input right now).
Priorities and Proposals: Public Input on Topics and Questions Invited
The meeting will have two main components:
- In the first hour, we will ask the candidates to lay out their priorities – that is, what they perceive as the issues Point Grey voters feel are most significant in this by-election, what their analyses of these issues are, and how these issues would fit into their own personal priorities if they are elected. We are inviting the general public to use our website (see instructions below) to raise issues of concern to them and to vote issues up or down so that the candidates can focus on the ones of greatest public concern.
- In the second hour, we will ask the candidates to outline their proposals for dealing with the problems identified during the first hour and to field questions posed by the general public online (again, see instructions below).
We trust that some or most of the candidates will stay behind afterwards to respond to personal questions. Fair Voting BC members will be present to discuss informally democratic reform-related issues.
Make Your Voice Heard Online
To ensure that candidates are addressing the issues of greatest public interest, we warmly invite the public to visit our Issues and Questions Forums to suggest topics for the candidates to discuss and specific questions you would like to hear posed. We have seeded these forums with a few ideas, but please feel free to add your own suggestions and to vote on ideas already submitted. We will put the ones which rise to the top of the list to the candidates.