October 3, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC), in partnership with the Western University Students’ Council (USC), will host the Federal Debate 2019: A Student Perspective at the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for students with a valid student card and at 6 p.m. for community members.

The event is an opportunity for members of both the King’s and Western communities and the larger London community to hear from London North Centre candidates in the upcoming Federal Election, scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019. There will be a polling station on campus on October 21.

The following candidates have confirmed they will participate in the debate:

  • Peter Fragiskatos from the Liberal Party
  • Dirka Prout from the New Democratic Party
  • Carol Dyck from the Green Party
  • Salim Mansur from the People’s Party of Canada

The candidates will share their platform points before answering pre-submitted and researched student questions for the candidates. The floor will then be opened to questions from audience members.

The themes of the debate will include the environment, jobs/employment, affordable housing/living, Indigenous Relations, public transportation, student voice/student safety, civic engagement, immigration/multiculturalism, accessibility, and work-integrated learning for jobs.

Paul Radocchia, a 4th year Honours Specialization in Political Science student, will be the moderator for the debate. The event is being sponsored by the King’s Political Science department.

A community reception, Pints & Politics, hosted and sponsored by the USC, will follow the debate. Pints & Politics will be a licensed event with a cash bar, taking place in the Student Life Centre.

For more information, please visit http://www.kucsc.ca/index.cfm/events/federal-debate/.