As reported (above) by the Abbotsford News, CIVL Radio 101.7 FM is hosting the Abbotsford Candidates in the May 2nd Federal Election from the Green (Daniel Bryce), National Democratic (David Murray), Liberal (Madeleine Hardin), and Conservative (Ed Fast) Parties of Canada, for a full hour on Monday, April 18th, 2011, between 10 and 11 am on The Way I See It with Justin P. Goodrich. Each question will be posed to each candidate, one by one, with the candidates receiving a 1 minute timed opportunity to respond, and a 30 second opportunity to retort to their opponents.
Listen to The Way I See It from April, 11th, 2011 to hear CIVL Radio President Dustin Ellis preview some of the important election issues for CIVL Radio listeners, in advance of this Monday’s all candidates episode.
(Photo via BCSTA.org)
Don’t forget: later on that evening, University of the Fraser Valley will host an Abbotsford all candidates debate on campus which the public is very welcome to attend.
The event will take place in Room B101 on the Abbotsford Campus:
All Candidates Meeting Format
6 pm – Candidates are welcome to set-up information booths outside B101 (tables will be provided)
6:30 pm – Coffee and Tea are available, doors open
7 pm – Welcome and Introduction to the meeting format
7:05 pm – Candidates Introduce Themselves (a light system will be used: 3 minutes each – Green light means 0 – 1:59, Yellow light means 2:00 – 2:59, Red light means 3:00 ‘time is up’)
7:30 pm – Written Questions from the Audience (vetted by the student panel)
- Questions may be directed to particular candidates or all candidates
- All candidates will be given the opportunity to answer any question
- Candidates will receive three rebuttal cards that will allow them to respond to the claims of other candidates (that is speak twice or more on a particular issue) – but will “spend” a rebuttal card each time they do so
- Candidates will be given two minutes to answer or rebut (the light system will be used; green light means 0 – 1:29, yellow light means 1:30 – 1:59, red light means 2:00 ‘time is up’)
8:45 pm – Candidates have two minutes each to make a closing statement (the same 2 minute light system will be used)
9:00 pm – Meeting is concluded and the audience has an opportunity to speak to the candidates personally.
For Chilliwack Voters:
The Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon community is invited to participate by submitting their questions and attending the UFV Chilliwack Federal Election All Candidates Debate on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00pm in the Theatre
There will be an index card provided to each attendee for pressing questions to be written on and passed to the moderator. Following the two hour debate, UFV Student Life invites all candidates to mingle with their constituents while refreshments are served.
The University of the Fraser Valley Chilliwack campus is located at 45635 Yale Road.