Independent candidates hit the Billy

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A number of Independent candidates in the Vancouver municipal election have organized an all-candidate forum for Independents and Small Party representatives on Sunday, November 9 at the Billy Bishop Legion in Kitsilano.

The format of the afternoon will feature 2 minute opening addresses by the candidates, then an interactive section with a Media panel featuring Charlie Smith, news editor of the Georgia Straight, Courier reporter Sandra Thomas and the Republic municipal affairs columnist, Reed Eurchuk. Candidates will then have one minute for closing statements. The afternoon will be moderated by former WestEnder Editor Kevin McKeown.

Confirmed Independent speakers include Independent Council candidates John Boychuk, Steve Wansleeben, Lea Johnson, parks candidate Jamie Lee Hamilton, Mayoral candidate Marc Emery and Patrick Britten. The smaller parties, the Workless, Marijuana and Nude Garden parties will each have one representative. Other Independents invited are Wendy Thirteen, Juliet Andalis and Richard Mayencourt.

The Independents and Small Parties in Canadian Democracy Forum is on Sunday November 9 from 2pm-4pm at the Billy Bishop Legion at 1407 Laburnum Street in Kits.

Last modified: October 31, 2008

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