Candidates’ Forums on the Environment – October 3

All-candidates Environmental Forums will be held in the four PEI ridings on October 3rd, at the Linkletter Community Centre (Egmont), Hunter River Community Centre (Malpeque), UPEI’s Duffy Amphitheatre (Charlottetown), and Kaylee Hall in Poole’s Corner (Cardigan). Most candidates have confirmed their participation. Forums get underway at 7 p.m. and will end at 9:15 p.m.

Twenty-four Island organizations (listed below) have joined up to sponsor the forums and have developed a list of questions that address climate change, marine conservation, pollution and environmental rights. Time will also be available for questions from the floor, submitted in writing before the second half of the forum.

Admission is free, although a donation jar will be provided to help defray some hall-rental and equipment expenses.

Organizations include the Environmental Coalition of PEI, the Institute of Island Studies, Pesticide Free PEI, PEI Environmental Health Cooperative, Cooper Institute, Save our Seas and Shores PEI, PEI Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Atlantic Canada Chapter of the Sierra Club, Blue Dot PEI, Citizens’ Alliance of PEI, Don’t Frack PEI, Nature PEI, Latin American Mission Program, Happy Ocean PEI, UPEI Environmental Society, Friends of Covehead & Brackley Bay, Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water, Green Economy Network, Trade Justice PEI, Green Economy Network, Hunter Clyde Watershed Group, PEI Youth for the Climate, Trout River Environmental Committee, the Coalition for Protection of PEI Land, and the PEI Watershed Alliance.

For more information, please contact:
Charlottetown: Laurie Brinklow, Institute of Island Studies, UPEI (
Cardigan: Maureen Kerr (

Egmont: Barbara Graham (
Malpeque: Ann Wheatley, Environmental Coalition of PEI (

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