The B.C. provincial election is set for Tuesday

UPDATED: All Candidates Meetings for Abbotsford South

Aldergrove voters residing in the new Abbotsford South riding are invited to attend All Candidates Meetings

Aldergrove voters residing in the new Abbotsford South riding are invited to attend an All Candidates Meeting for Abbotsford South candidates on Thursday, April 27, 7 to 9 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

Candidates in the Abbotsford South riding are incumbent BC Liberal Darryl Plecas, the Green Party’s Aird Flavelle and the NDP’s Jasleen Arora.

Redistribution of B.C. ridings has eliminated the former Fort Langley-Aldergrove riding and moved portions of Aldergrove and Langley Township into the new boundaries of Abbotsford South. Abbotsford South now extends to 248 Street on its western side and from the U.S. border in the south to Hwy. 1 on the north.

Pre-registration is not required for this free event, which is hosted by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and partners, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association.

These organizations are pleased to host this valuable opportunity for Abbotsford South residents and business people to meet the candidates in the Abbotsford riding prior to the Provincial Election on May 9, 2017.

Abbotsford West has also been extended to 264 Street in Langley Township in the west, and from Hwy. 1 to the Fraser River.

Candidates in this riding will be incumbent BC Liberal Mike de Jong, the NDP’s Preet Rai and Kevin Eastwood has just been announced as the Green Party candidate in this riding.

The All Candidate Meeting for Abbotsford West will be held Tuesday, April 25, 7-9 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. It is also hosted by the bbotsford Chamber of Commerce and partners, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association.

UFV TO HOST TWO ABBOTSFORD ALL CANDIDATES DEBATES

UFV students will have the chance to ask questions of provincial election candidates at two All Candidates debates on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25.

The public is welcome to attend these debates, to be held in the lecture theatre (B101) on the Abbotsford campus, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with an informal reception to follow afterwards in the cafeteria.

The first debate will run Monday, April 24, and will focus on the Abbotsford-West riding. BC Liberal candidate and incumbent Mike de Jong will debate NDP candidate Preet Rai. Green Party candidate Kevin Eastwood has also been invited but had not confirmed at press time.

The second debate will run Tuesday, April 25, and feature the Abbotsford-South riding. Liberal candidate and incumbent Darryl Plecas will debate Green Party candidate Aird Flavelle. NDP candidate Jasleen Arora has been invited but had not confirmed at press time.

The debates are organized by the UFV Political Science Student Association.

“We believe it is important for the university to encourage both students and the community to engage in politics. Hosting the all candidates debates on campus is a way that we, as the Fraser Valley’s academic institution, can foster political involvement and engage the student body and our community in the democratic process,” says PSSA president Olivia Friesen.

 

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