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La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal to host all candidates ‘dialogue’

By Stuart Benson

La Pêche voters will have a chance to question their local candidates on how they will help tackle the climate crisis on Oct. 26 when the La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal hosts its upcoming “dialogue” on climate.

Hosted in partnership with Équiterre’s Vire au Vert mobilization initiative, and with help from the Wakefield Writer’s Fest, the Coalition will host an “all-candidates dialogue” inviting contenders from every ward, as well as for mayor, to answer questions about the environment and the climate crisis.

“The climate crisis is the number one priority for the majority of Quebecers,” explained coalition member Yolande Henry. “It’s really important.”

Henry explained that the coalition was currently formulating questions to pose to the candidates and would soon reach out for suggestions from voters, but said that the goal was to inform voters of where their candidates stood on issues from water, health, and security; local climate action plans; public transportation; public waste reduction; and public green spaces.

“Being a rural area, water, agriculture, and public transportation are of utmost importance,” Henry added. “We're also compiling questions that look at biodiversity, the health and well-being of the population, affordable housing, and river water quality.”