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#PoliticsAside Toronto Candidate Discussion: What is Canada's Role in Fighting Global Poverty
On behalf of Engineers Without Borders and ONE Campaign supported by Make Poverty History, we'd like to invite you for an evening of discussion about Canada's role in fighting global poverty featuring federally nominated candidates from University-Rosedale and Spadina Fort-York.
This evening is part of a national campaign called #PoliticsAside aimed at getting candidates to share their views about the role Canada ought to play in tackling global poverty this upcoming 42nd Parliament.
On September 24th, we are kicking off a series of events in major Canadian cities where we shall be listening to perspectives from different candidates across major political parties through a moderated roundtable discussion.Come join us!
You'll have the chance to ask questions to candidates, interact with local organizations, and build relationships with others who want Canadian leadership in eradicating global poverty.
List of confirmed participants (please note this list will be updated as we receive confirmations from nominated candidates):
Jennifer Hollett, NDP, University-Rosedale
Chrystia Freeland, Liberal Party of Canada, University-Rosedale
Nicholas Wright, Green Party of Canada, University-Rosedale
Adam Vaughan, Liberal Party of Canada, Spadina-Fort York
Sharon Danley, Green Party of Canada, Spadina-Fort York
6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00 - 7:05pm - Event Begins
7:05 - 7:10pm - Introductory Remarks (Boris Martin, CEO, Engineers Without Borders Canada)
7:10 - 8:00pm - Prepared Questions (George Roter, Co-founder, Engineers Without Borders Canada)
8:00 - 8:25pm - Audience Q&A (George Roter, Co-founder, Engineers Without Borders Canada)
8:25 - 8:30pm - Event Closing Remarks (Boris Martin, CEO, Engineers Without Borders)
8:30 - 9:00pm - Candidate & citizen social (The Gallery, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre)
Please note this venue is wheelchair accessible.
750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
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