Chamber and City host federal election candidate forum

Story by Stacie Gaetz


Photos by Courtesy of Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and City of Airdrie have joined together to host an online Federal Election Candidate Forum that will allow residents to hear from Banff-Airdrie Member of Parliament candidates.

The event will NOW take place online on Sept. 16 via livestream from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Marilyne Aalhus, executive director of ACC, says the chamber is a bipartisan organization that encourages members and the community as a whole to be informed while voting in all elections.

“We host political forums so that we and the public can ask questions that pertain directly to economic prosperity using the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – roadmap to prosperity platform,” she adds.

“We encourage all citizens to be informed when voting for the Member of Parliament. This forum is an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates and ask your own questions. You will see their reactions to each other and have an opportunity to see how they conduct themselves while answering challenging questions that will affect the future of our country.”

In addition to hearing a short presentation/introduction from each of the candidates, the ACC and City of Airdrie will be asking a number of prepared questions. Following the prepared/advanced question period, there will be an opportunity for public questions.

During the forum, the public can submit their questions virtually via the livestream.

Aalhus says each resident’s vote makes a difference and an informed vote makes an even greater difference.

“By attending these types of events and staying informed, you should be able to go to the polls on Sept. 20 with confidence that you have done your research on the candidate that best represents you and your beliefs,” she says.

“The event is open to people of all ages, including youth who would like to learn more about politics and our democratic system. It is the perfect way to hear directly from your local candidates on what their goals are for representing the Banff-Airdrie riding.”

For more information or to register for the forum, click here.