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All Candidates Dialogue Wednesday Promises “Real Talk on Climate Change”

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Posted April 2, 2013 by Damien Gillis in Climate Change
Ta'Kaiya Blaney and Karen Cooling in dialogue at the last "Bring Your Boomers" event.

An all candidates dialogue this Wednesday evening at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver – featuring five candidates vying for office in the May 14 provincial election – will focus on solutions to climate change. Partcipants include the NDP’s David Eby, Liberal challenger Gabby Kalaw, Green Party leader Jane Sterk, Duane Nickull from the BC Conservatives, and Independent MLA Bob Simpson.

The event, co-hosted by Gen Why Media and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, will also feature musical guests, an audience q&a, plus the CCPA’s Chief Economist Mark Lee and three young voters and emerging leaders: Caleb Behn, from the forthcoming documentary Fractured Land, Transformation Projects’ Andrea Curtis, and Sam Harrison from Kids for Climate Action.

The evening is part of a series of “Bring Your Boomers” events designed to foster inter-generational dialogue on important issues. According to co-organizer Fiona Rayher of Gen Why Media, Wednesday’s event “will bring together young voters with political candidates for a frank conversation about an issue of overriding concern to young people: namely, how to address the challenge of climate change in BC.”

Rayher adds, “Bring Your Boomers events go beyond traditional panels or debates by presenting an engaging mix of intelligent conversation, media, storytelling and music to provide a culturally-driven entry point to discuss social transformation.”

The event takes place Wednesday, April 3 at the Rio Theatre (corner of Commercial Drive and Broadway). Doors open at 6:30, event starts at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.


About the Author

Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

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