Environment Forum to Provide Opportunity for Federal Candidates to Focus on Issues Impacting Yukon’s
Environment Forum to Provide Opportunity for Federal Candidates to Focus on Issues Impacting Yukon’s Environment
October 1, 2015
On Tuesday, October 6th CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society will host a non-partisan environment forum in response to the current federal election campaign.
All four Yukon federal candidates have been invited to participate. To date Melissa Atkinson, Larry Bagnell, and Frank de Jong have all confirmed their attendance. The forum will be moderated by Tara McCarthy.
The first half of the event will see candidates respond to four questions formulated by a consortium of Yukon environmental NGOs. In the second half of the evening the candidates will field questions from the public in attendance at the event. Throughout the evening the public will be encouraged to place their names in a hat if they wish to ask a question. During the period for public questions names will be drawn from the hat. Once an individual’s name is drawn they will be given 30 seconds to ask their environmentally-themed question. At the end of the event each candidate will be given a short time to make some concluding remarks.
The Environment Forum will take place from 7-9 pm on October 6th at the Old Fire Hall. Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
For more information please contact:
Programs Manager, CPAWS Yukon
867-393-8080 x 2