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Candidates Meeting for Public Food Forum Saturday

A public forum involving election candidates will take place on Saturday, October 5th that will focus on meal stability.

It is part of the Eat Think Vote campaign, with the goal of gathering community members with election candidates to discuss issues that citizens are concerned with.

According to Eat Think Vote’s website, 4 million Canadians, including 1.5 million children struggle with food insecurity.

The event, co-hosted by Wildsight and the Cranbrook Food Action Committee, is part of an initiative to draw attention to voter’s concerns.

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“The goal is to make sure food is an election issue, and that the incoming government develops policy that encourages a food system where no one goes hungry, where food is healthy, and systems are sustainable,” said Wildsight.

The Kootenay-Columbia candidates have been invited to the discussion including Rob Morrison of the Conservatives, Wayne Stetski of the NDP, Rick Stewart of the People’s Party of Canada, Abra Brynne for the Green Party, and Robin Goldsburry for the Liberals.

Candidates will be asked questions from officials, and the floor will be open to the public as well.

The forum will be held Saturday, October 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Auntie Barb’s Bakery at 217 Cranbrook Street North.

(Article by Ryley McCormack, staff)

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