100 Debates on the Environment - South Okanagan - West Kootenay Region
When: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Penticton, BC
First Things First has been invited to host "100 Debates on the Environment in the South Okanagan - West Kootenay Region". 100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada on October 7th. Despite overwhelming public support for the environment, opponents often frame critical issues like climate change and clean water in opposition to economic prosperity. These environmentally-focused debates will demonstrate citizens' support for environmental issues and have a lasting impact on policy. Candidates will be challenged to put their best ideas forward and voters will be empowered to hold future MPs accountable for those ideas. MPs consistently and vividly recall the issues raised at all-candidates' debates, which can translate into policy gains once a government is formed. Coordinate, issue-based debates have never been held at this scale in Canada. Come help make this debate a success and generate enough attention to directly impact voter and party priorities.