Election signs along Island Highway in View Royal show support for Esquimalt-Metchosin candidates Mitzi Dean for the NDP, the Green Party’s Andy MacKinnon and the B.C. Liberals’ Barb Desjardins. The public can meet them and candidates from the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding at a meet and greet co-sponsored by the Esquimalt and Westshore chambers of commerce next Monday, April 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

West Shore ridings featured in trio of all-candidate meetings

Langford-Juan de Fuca, Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA hopefuls in spotlight next week

  • Apr. 21, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Voters have a chance to meet candidates in the West Shore ridings for the May 9 provincial election at three public events next week.

On Monday (April 24) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Royal Colwood Golf Club (629 Goldstream Ave.), the Westshore and Esquimalt chambers of commerce are jointly hosting a meet and greet with candidates from the Esquimalt-Metchosin and Langford-Juan de Fuca ridings.

Those who had confirmed attendance as of earlier this week included B.C. Liberals’ Barb Desjardins, the NDP’s Mitzi Dean and the Green Party’s Andy MacKinnon from Esquimalt-Metchosin, while Cathy Noel (Liberal), Brendan Ralfs (Green) and Scott Burton (B.C. Libertarian) were confirmed from Langford-Juan de Fuca.

The next evening (April 25) at Pearson College in Metchosin starting at 7 p.m., Desjardins, Dean, MacKinnon and Josh Steffler of the B.C. Libertarian Party will participate in a student-led forum. The event happens in the Max Bell Hall at 650 Pearson College Dr.

Also on Tuesday, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is hosting a moderated all-candidates meeting for the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. It goes from 7 to 9 p.m. at 6929 West Coast Rd. in Sooke.

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