map of Windsor-West ridingAn Oct. 3 forum focusing on environmental issues will features candidates for the federal election in Windsor-West.

Downtown campus to host all-candidates meeting on environmental issues

A public debate by candidates for Parliament in Windsor West will focus on environmental issues, Thursday, Oct. 3, in the SoCA Armouries Performance Hall.

The event will be moderated by Jane McArthur, a doctoral student of sociology, as one in a national series under the auspices of 100 Debates on the Environment, a non-partisan effort to spur government action towards a sustainable future.

Organizer Tanya Basok says environmental concern has never been higher, but doesn’t always translate into action from elected leaders.

“We’re concerned about our future and how climate change, land-use policies and practices, water pollution, air pollution, and the human impact on wildlife affects our health, well-being, and preservation of biodiversity,” she says.

“For years, scientists have said the environment is too important to ignore. This election, voters are saying the same thing.”

The federal election is set for Oct. 21. The Oct. 3 all-candidates meeting will run 7 to 9 p.m. in room 132, 37 University Ave E. The event will be live-streamed through Facebook and into room 104, Toldo Health Education Centre.