The public will have their chance to hear from the candidates in the upcoming federal election at a forum on April 18 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
The Okanagan Coquihalla all-candidates forum, hosted by the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 7 p.m. and be open to all members of the public. The two-hour forum will give voters a chance to hear from Conservative Dan Albas, NDP candidate David Finnis, Liberal John Kidder, the Green Party’s Dan Bouchard and independent candidate Sean Upshaw.
“I think it is the obligation of all of us to be informed when we are voting,” said chamber GM Erin Hanson. “This is an excellent way to hear directly from the candidates what they think of the particular issues that are put to them, to give people a sense of how they want to vote.”
She said pens and papers will be available so the audience can jot down questions that will provided to the moderator.
Doors for the two-hour meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with no latecomers admitted after 7 p.m. For more information about the evening, including the full schedule and rules of the event, visit: www.penticton.org.