Federal election forums to focus on climate

Hosted by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association, there is a planned forum on Oct. 2 for candidates in Saanich-Gulf Islands.

  • Aug. 20, 2015 3:00 p.m.

SIDNEY — South Vancouver Island candidates in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 19 are being invited to forums on climate and the environment over the next two months.

Hosted by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association, there is a planned forum on Oct. 2 for candidates in Saanich-Gulf Islands.

It takes place at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney, 2410 Malaview Ave.

The debates are co-presented by the BCSEA Victoria Chapter with the Dogwood Initiative, two non-partisan environmental organizations.

Renewable energy, green jobs, oil tankers, pipeline expansion, greenhouse gas emission reduction and the impact of climate change will be the focus.

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