Election 2015: Opportunities to hear Abbotsford-area candidates debate

Multiple events for ridings of Abbotsford, Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon and Langley-Aldergrove

  • Sep. 28, 2015 6:00 a.m.

There’ll be several chances to hear federal candidates in the Abbotsford area debate for your vote.

A debate for the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All-candidates’ debates will also be hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley for two Abbotsford-area ridings on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Both UFV debates will be held at the atrium of the new Student Union Building at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Abbotsford candidates will debate at noon, followed by Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates at 2 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend, and the debates will be moderated by UFV political science professor Hamish Telford.

Another Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon debate will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Creekside Centre at Christian Life Community Church, 35131 Straiton Rd. in Abbotsford. This debate is organized by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association.

There will also be a seniors’ issues debate for the riding of Langley-Aldergrove held on Monday, Oct. 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Highway. This debate is organized by the Langley Seniors Community Action Table.

For ongoing coverage of the federal election in the Abbotsford area, visit our federal election section.