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Poverty Debate tonight

There’s a catch-up post coming soon, in which I’ll tell you all about my week.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for something interesting to do tonight, there’s a five-party candidates debate on poverty in downtown Ottawa. It probably won’t be as much fun as the lesbian buddhist cowgirl birthday party I went to on Saturday night, but it should be interesting. (I’m not sure who the debaters will be, as the debate isn’t specific to any particular riding.*)

5-Party Federal Election Debate on Poverty and Inequality

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, in The Sanctuary, at 355 Cooper Street at O’Connor

On OC Transpo Bus Routes # 1, 4 and 7.

Wheelchair access is from both the Lisgar St. and the Cooper St. entrances.

Free parking at the church and on side streets.

Poverty and rising inequality in Canada are major concerns for Canadians in this federal election. To put a spotlight on these critical issues, a coalition of over 20 social justice organizations is pleased to invite the public to a five-party debate, in both official languages and with sign language interpretation. Parties invited to this debate are the Bloc Québécois, Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada and New Democratic Party of Canada. The moderator will be CBC radio broadcaster, Adrian Harewood.

UPDATE – the debaters will be:

Francoise Boivin, New Democratic Party of Canada

Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal Party of Canada

Jen Hunter, Green Party of Canada

Réal Ménard, Bloc Québécois

The Conservative Party has not yet confirmed its participation or spokesperson for the Party.


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