Council of Canadians first off the mark with All Candidates meeting

The local chapter has already begun a drive to promote a public all-candidates meeting

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped the federal election writ Sunday, chapters of the Council of Canadians – including Campbell River’s – had already begun a nation-wide effort to encourage as many voters as possible to get out there to vote this time.

In Campbell River, the local chapter had already begun a drive to promote a public all-candidates meeting, now slated for 6:30 p.m., Sept. 30 at the Baptist Church hall on 260 S. Dogwood Street to which all declared North Island candidates are invited.

“This election is far too important to Canada and the democratic process for any voters not to take part and cast their ballot for whichever party they wish,” said Rich Hagensen, chairperson for the Campbell River CoC chapter this week. Hagensen emphasized that, especially in this instance, the Canadian West, and particularly British Columbians, could play a vital role in the outcome of the election. For more information contact (250) 286-3019 or email: