Conservative MP Russ Hiebert – who is not seeking re-election this year – fields a question at an all-candidates meeting in 2011.

Conservative MP Russ Hiebert – who is not seeking re-election this year – fields a question at an all-candidates meeting in 2011.

ELECTION 2015: Busy schedule of all-candidates meetings in South Surrey-White Rock

Local groups offer opportunities to hear platforms and answers firsthand from federal hopefuls

  • Sep. 17, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Want to know where South Surrey-White Rock candidates stand in the forthcoming federal election?

A wide range of upcoming all candidates meetings offer residents an opportunity to listen to candidates’ platforms and pose questions firsthand.

The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, is hosting an all-candidates meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 St., with topics including plans to support business and industry, and also concerns on crime, transportation, international trade, social policy, environment, arts and health.

South Fraser Unitarians has announced a meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. at Crescent United Church, 2756 127 St., with candidates discussing topics including climate change and end-of-life choices.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Peninsula Homeless to Housing Task Force has invited candidates to Grace Point Church, 3487 King George Blvd. to discuss their views on homelessness and housing.

The South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce is planning an all-candidates debate but, at press time, further details were yet to be announced.

West Panorama Ridge Ratepayers Association is hosting a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:30-9 p.m. at Colebrook United Church Hall, 5441 125A St. with particular emphasis on Panorama Ridge issues including trains and community security.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon the Canadian Federation of University Women’s White Rock-Surrey Club has organized a meeting at Mount Olive Lutheran Church Hall (2350 148 St.) with an emphasis on topics of interest to women – including education, trades and technology; affordable daycare; housing and accessible health care.