Candidates chat over coffee

NANAIMO – B.C. Conservatives candidates are inviting youths and young professionals to meet them over coffee next week and talk politics.

It’s not so much a coffee talk as a chance to rant and rave.

The area’s B.C. Conservatives candidates are inviting youths and young professionals to meet them over coffee next week and talk politics.

Bryce Crigger, the candidate for Nanaimo, and David Coupland, the candidate for Parksville-Qualicum, will be at the Buzz Coffee House on Dufferin Crescent from 7-9 p.m. on April 11.

“Youth are extremely important,” said Coupland in a press release. “They are key in so many areas from our education, businesses, social programs and overall diversity of our province. It is alarming the number of young people that leave B.C. every year for other provinces, particularly Alberta in search of opportunity that they just can’t find at home. This has to change.”

Though the meeting is intended to target young people and young professionals aged 16-40, it is open to anyone regardless of age or political affiliation.

Prizes will be awarded for the best rant.