ELECTION – All-candidates’ forum at TRU to focus on public education

Public education – at both K-12 and university levels—will be the focus of an all-candidates’ election forum to be held at 7 p.m. at the Irving K. Barber Centre on the TRU campus on Thursday, April 13.

“All Kamloops region residents should be concerned that our provincial government is committed to a well-resourced education system that meets the needs of all,” said Amanda Jensen, Vice-President of the Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA).

In addition to KTTA, the TRU Faculty Association, CUPE 3500, which represents School District 73 educational support workers, and CUPE 4879, which represents TRU university support staff, are hosting the forum.

The forum’s moderator is Dr. Henry Hubert, retired TRU faculty member and Dean of Arts.

So far, all candidates in the two Kamloops ridings have confirmed their attendance, except for Liberals Peter Milobar and Todd Stone….

Kamloops-North Thompson NDP candidate Barb Nederpel will officially open her campaign office Monday to launch her campaign. The office is at #7-716 Sydney Avenue, next door to Senor Froggy and behind the Petro-Canada station….

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1 Comment on ELECTION – All-candidates’ forum at TRU to focus on public education

  1. We wish you much good fortune at this “all candidate” forum which is really not an “all candidate” event. It will also be a good time to respect all forms of education, seeing that nearly all of us are taxpayers. Looking at the various parties who have put together this forum, one might be concerned that the opinions presented will be slanted in regards to the problems confronting K-12 and the hallowed halls of university education. Good starting point is mutual respect for students, teachers, support staffs, administration and alternative systems of education.

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