AMS brings candidate forum to UBC

Candidates from three of the four federal political parties, and one independent candidate, will converge at the AMS Student Nest on October 14 to discuss issues relevant to students.

“There are certain issues in this federal election that are of particular importance to students,” explained Jude Crasta, AMS Vice-President External Affairs. “We’ve created this forum to give students the opportunity to know where each party stands on those issues. Things like the Broadway subway line, infrastructure spending, affordability of a post-secondary education, affordable housing, climate change, and democratic reform.”

Crasta is the AMS executive behind the Champion the Vote campaign implemented to encourage students to vote and help remove barriers, like not knowing how to register to vote, that often keep students from showing up to fill their ballot.

Attending the forum will be Vancouver Quadra candidates:

  • Joyce Murray, Liberal Party
  • Scott Andrews, New Democratic Party
  • Kris Constable, Green Party
  • Jean-François Caron, Independent

The forum will begin at 4pm in the AMS Student Nest at 6133 University Blvd. and consist of prepared questions from the AMS and, if time, questions from the audience. Students as well as other members of the UBC community are encouraged to attend.

A representative from the Conservative Party was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

Media Contact
Jude Crasta
Vice President External Relations
vpexternal@ams.ubc.ca
604-822-2050

About the AMS
The AMS is the Student Society of UBC Vancouver and represented the over 50,000 graduate and undergraduate students on campus. Its mission is to improve the quality of the educational, social, and personal lives of the students at UBC.

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