SU Hosts Calgary Confederation Forum

October 2, 2015  |   Found in Advocacy // News

Meanwhile, in MacHall…

If you could make it past the circus of massive signs, partisan pamphlets and rampant button solicitation, you would’ve seen a great debate in MacHall on Wednesday.

Half of the standing-room-only student crowd was made up of loud, committed partisans and the other half was quiet, undecided voters, all of whom descended upon the South Courtyard in MacHall at noon for the Calgary-Confederation candidates forum on Wednesday. The SU’s own VP External, Romy Garrido, did an impeccable job moderating the forum and keeping the candidates in line. The debate was marked by the largely respectful tone taken by the candidates, culminating with wonderful answers from all candidates to the question “can you name an admirable quality for each of your opponents in the Calgary-Confederation riding?” The answers went beyond simply giving respectful responses, the candidates even seemed like they genuinely like each other!

The forum also tackled issues affecting students like youth employment, mental health, transit and student loan debt. Candidates also addressed audience questions on pipelines, data collection and the Canadian military’s response to ISIS.

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