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Mayoral town hall on green, social justice issues set for Oct. 3

Event co-hosted by Bike Sudbury, Black Lives Matter Sudbury, Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council, Poverty and Housing Advocacy Coalition, reThink Green, Sudbury and District Labour Council and Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre
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Election signs at the old hospital site on Paris Street earlier this month.

The public has been invited to attend an in-person mayoral candidate town hall meeting on Oct. 3, which will also be livestreamed on reThink Green social media channels. 

The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Sudbury Indie Cinema (162 Mackenzie St.), and is billed as an opportunity to “hear from the mayoral candidates, see their responses to important community issues and ask your questions.”

Those planning on attending in-person are asked to register at liveablesudbury.org/vote2022.   

“To show community care and consistent with public health information, masking will be required to be as safe and accessible as possible for all,” according to a media release issued by the organizing parties. Masks will be available at the door. 

Questions can be submitted ahead of time to clsudbury@live.com or in the Facebook event page. During the event, questions can be submitted in person, or online on the livestream. 

“We are excited to provide this forum for voters to hear from mayoral candidates and put their questions directly to them,” Coalition for a Livable Sudbury chair Naomi Grant said in a media release. 

Topics covered will include climate action, housing, reallocating funds from policing to services, enabling basic mobility with safe sidewalks and bike lanes, support for community-led initiatives, truth and reconciliation, and better protecting land and water.

This event is co-hosted by Bike Sudbury, Black Lives Matter Sudbury, Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council, Poverty and Housing Advocacy Coalition, reThink Green, Sudbury and District Labour Council, and Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre. 

All mayoral candidates were invited with the exception of David Popescu, due to his conviction of wilfully promoting hate toward an identifiable group.

This isn’t the only mayoral candidates’ forum taking place in the coming weeks. Here’s a list of other upcoming events: