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October 7th Forum on Global Issues

3-10-2008 by Vote for the World

October 7th Forum on Global Issues

What are the global issues YOU care about? In this election, are the politicians addressing the issues you want to hear about? Even if you can't vote yet, decisions made by our government change Canada's role in the world and will affect your future. If you're wondering about what Canada can do to alleviate global poverty, what our role in the Darfur humanitarian crisis will be, how Canada will fit into the global economy...anything about Canada's role beyond our borders, all you have to do is ASK! Check out this free all-party forum on October 7th, and make your voice heard!

You are invited to join Engineers Without Borders, Canada's World and SFU's School for International Studies in a free all-party public forum, focusing on issues of global poverty, at the SFU Vancouver Campus at Harbour Centre. At 6:30 pm on October 7th, candidates from each of the major political parties in the Vancouver area will be joining 200 Vancouverites to challenge, question, and discuss Canada's role in the international community, with a focus on efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

Broad topics to be discussed include Canada's policies and actions on aid, debt and trade. Candidates will present their parties' positions on these issues and answer questions from a moderator and the audience.

If you're interested in Canada's role in the world, and want to know what our elected officials think about issues of global poverty and the government's role in overcoming such challenges, join us for this interactive political forum. Most of the event will consist of questions from the audience - so if you have a burning concern, this is your chance to see what our leaders plan on doing about it!


What: Political Candidates Forum on Global Poverty
Cost: Free
Date: Tuesday, Oct.7, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:30
Venue: Joseph and Roselie Segal Centre, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre - 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. V6B 5K3
Guest Candidates: Michael Byers (NDP), Hedy Fry (Liberal Party), Daniel Grice (Green Party), Pending confirmation from Conservative Party
Event topics: 1) International trade; 2) Better aid; 3) Debt; 4) Making Canada the model global citizen.

For more information, please contact James Haga at or 778-998-1009.

Editor's Note:

Youth Canada is a non-profit, non-political, independent organization run entirely by student volunteers from across Canada. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of Youth Canada or the Impact Entrepreneurship Group.