Issues important to aboriginal families will be the main topics at an all-candidates’ meeting Monday (Oct. 5).
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and the Mid-Island Métis Nation Association co-host the event and will present a series of questions developed together to the candidates of the four main political parties running in Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
“It’s not a debate-style event – it’s a question-and-answer,” said Chris Beaton, executive director of the aboriginal centre.
He said the questions will cover a range of issues, such as housing, health care, child care, and education and training opportunities for aboriginal people.
In addition, the organizations will be asking candidates what personal support they have lent to aboriginal people and issues in the past.
Beaton said the goal is to get aboriginal people more involved in the electoral process and give voice to the community’s concerns.
The event, which runs 5:30-7:30 p.m., is open to the public and takes place in Nanaimo Association for Community Living’s building at 83 Victoria Rd.