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Candidates to debate the issues in Surrey

Meeting dates set for Newton-North Delta and South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale.

Voters will have a chance to learn more about the candidates in their ridings during all-candidates meetings announced for next week.

• Newton-North Delta candidates will answer constituents’ questions April 19, during a meeting hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce. The meeting is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the Delta Lion, 11186 84 Ave.

Only written questions relevant to the federal election will be taken. To submit a question (by 3 p.m. April 19) or for more information, call 604-946-4232, email or visit

• A second debate for Newton-North Delta candidates is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 20 on Delta TV.

• The Surrey-Langley-White Rock chapter of Council of Canadians will host candidates of the South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale riding April 19 at First United Church (15385 Semiahmoo Ave.) in White Rock.

From 7-9 p.m., citizens will have opportunity to meet the candidates, find out each party’s position on various issues and ask questions. For more information, call 604-536-6706, 604-531-8275 or 604-888-3831.

• A second all-candidates forum for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale is to take place April 20 at Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Ave.

Hosted by the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce, the 7-9 p.m. meeting will put submitted questions to candidates.

Those wishing to contribute a question are asked to submit it by 3 p.m. April 20, to or by fax to 604-536-4994. They may also be hand-delivered to 100-15261 Russell Ave., or written on a form provided at the meeting itself.

Information regarding an all-candidates meetings for the Fleetwood-Port Kells and Surrey-North ridings was not available at The Leader’s press deadline.

The 41st federal election takes place May 2.

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