Candidate forum focuses on coal

SURREY – Communities and Coal is hosting a federal candidate forum in North Delta on the controversial issue of thermal coal in B.C.’s communities.

 

The forum happens Friday (June 26) at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church (11040 River Rd.) for the Delta and Surrey Centre ridings.

 

Candidates in the major federal parties have been invited.

 

Paula Williams, co-founder of the community group challenging Port Metro Vancouver in federal court over the coal permit approval at Fraser Surrey Docks, says their

 

group invited MP candidates in the upcoming 2015 federal election to discuss their position on the matter.

 

"It is an excellent opportunity for candidates to not only share their ideas, but for them to hear directly from people who might not be voting for them," Williams said.

 

"This election is only four months away and in these neighbourhoods, this topic is one which is front and centre."

 

Nick Mullins, former U.S. coal miner turned climate change activist, will speak.

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