Prospective politicians head to school

The Manning Centre to provide comprehensive training for prospective local political leaders.

  • Jun. 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Thinking of running for a seat in this fall’s municipal election?

The Manning Centre with support from the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce will provide comprehensive training for prospective local political leaders.

The two-day session will take place July 19 and 20 to promote good governance through increased accessibility.

“Our community must become more involved in local politics. We hope this session will help to raise awareness of the critical role local government plays in our day-to-day lives,” said Frank Bourree, Chamber chair.

“We hope to stimulate debate, inspire candidates and develop tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Manning Centre’s Municipal Government Project seeks to improve local government by providing both research and training. Anyone is welcome to the sessions.

“To become a barista at Starbucks you must take 20 to 30 hours of training. But you can become a lawmaker in our parliament or legislatures or municipal councils without one hour of training in law making. This situation is not in the public interest,” says former MP Preston Manning, who is the founder and president of the Manning Centre.

 

For more information about Campaigning on a Shoestring, visit the Chamber’s website at victoriachamber.ca.

 

 

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