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Candidates sound off on key election issues

Candidate response session takes place Thursday downtown
The candidate response session takes place Thursday, May 4 (tonight) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

If voters are still wondering where provincial candidates stand on key election issues, tonight is your night to find out.

The City of Victoria, the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Tourism Victoria are hosting a candidates response session tonight (Thursday, May 4) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event comes after the candidates listening session, which took place a few weeks ago, in which roughly 150 members of the public came together to tell candidates what issues are important to them.

Tonight, the public will have the chance to hear where candidates from the south Island ridings stand on affordable housing, mental health and addictions services, sewage treatment, the regional transportation commission, Belleville Terminal Improvements and developing Ogden Point and establishing Victoria as a home port.

The candidate response session takes place from at the Victoria Conference Centre lecture hall.

“We want to hear what candidates’ responses are going to be,” said Al Hasham, chair of the chamber of commerce.