Chances to meet the candidates

Meetings allow the public opportunities to hear and assess local candidates for provincial office

  • Apr. 15, 2013 5:00 p.m.

With just one month until the May 14 provincial election, the community is invited to grill local hopefuls at upcoming all-candidates meetings.

  • Peninsula Homeless To Housing Task Force will be hosting a meeting May 2, 7-9 p.m. at White Rock Life Church gymnasium, 2265 152 St.

The evening will include candidates for three provincial constituencies – Surrey-White Rock, Surrey-Cloverdale and Surrey-Panorama – giving their opinions on key issues such as affordable housing, food security and poverty reduction.

For more information on the meeting, email ph2htaskforce@gmail.com

  • The South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting of Surrey-White Rock candidates on May 3, 7-9 p.m. at Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Ave.

The meeting is sponsored by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and CARP. No pre-registration is required.

For more information, call 604-536-6844 or visit www.sswrchamberofcommerce.ca

  • The Surrey Board of Trade will provide an opportunity for community members to find out more about candidates from all eight Surrey ridings on May 7 at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 St.

The all-candidates meeting will include a panel session divided into seven key areas: crime, environment, industry, international, social policy, taxation and transportation.

Registration for that meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. The panel session is set for 6-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7131.

Deadline to declare candidacy is April 15 for incumbent candidates and April 26 for new ones.