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Courtenay election town hall says it’s time for a change

Courtenay town hall

The Council of Canadians held a “Time for Change” public forum in Courtenay last night.

More than 300 people were attendance for the event at the Florence Filberg Centre.

Courtenay town hall

The speakers included Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, political activist Judy Rebick and Unifor Local 111 president Nathan Woods.

Courtenay town hallThe evening was moderated by Council of Canadians youth vote campaigner Brigette DePape.

Last night’s event was organized in partnership with Unifor.

Between April 30 and June 24, the Council of Canadians organized ten public forums in partnership with key allies in the lead up to the October 19 federal election. About 2,000 people attended these town hall gatherings across the country. Barlow also spoke at a Kingston and District Labour Council election-themed event on June 13. More on that here.

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Further reading
Big audience in Vancouver for election town hall forum (April 30)
A full house at Ottawa election town hall forum (May 7)
Winnipeg election town hall a success (May 12)
250 people at ‘go vote’ town hall in Saskatoon (May 13)
#GoVote2015 public forum held in Bridgewater (May 19)
#GoVote2015 forum in Moncton (May 20)
#GoVote2015 public forum in Scarborough (June 1)
400 people at “Time for Change” public forum in Toronto (June 18)
350 people at “Time for Change” public forum in London (June 22)

Photos by Judy Rebick and Rolly Kiehne.