With over 80% of the Canadian population now living in urban areas, it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect our cities. For this special pre-election edition of City Conversations, we have invited representatives from the Conservative, Liberal, New Democratic and Green parties to showcase their policies and vision for urban issues, focusing on housing and transit. It is important to note that this will be a professionally facilitated forum, not a debate, with an emphasis on productive conversation.
The event will begin with remarks from City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of Canada's Big City Mayors’ Caucus. Shauna Sylvester Director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue will be moderating the conversation.
The following candidates will be presenting on behalf of their parties:
- Liberal - Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre)
- NDP - Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South)
- Green - Wes Regan (Vancouver East)
- Conservative - to be confirmed
Then it’s your turn to question, observe, and offer your perspectives and opinions.
This SFU City Conversation is co-hosted by Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, SFU City Program, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors’ Caucus.
This event is FREE, but registration is required because seating is limited.
When & Where
SFU Public Square & SFU Vancouver
SFU Public Square, a signature initiative designed to spark, nurture and restore community connections, establishes Simon Fraser University as the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern.