FES hosts Candidates Debate on Environment and Economy


Members of the York University community will have an opportunity to hear from candidates running in York’s riding of Humber River-Black Creek about how they, and their political parties, propose to address important environment-economy issues, including water and resources, wilderness conservation, pollution and climate change.

The Candidates Debate on Environment and Economy takes place Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Moot Court, Room 1005, Osgoode Building, Keele Campus. This free event is hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) in association with 100 Debates.

Candidates confirmed to be in attendance include:

Maria Augimeri, New Democratic Party;

Iftikhar Choudry, Conservative Party of Canada;

Mike Schmitz, Green Party of Canada; and

Judy Sgro, Liberal Party of Canada.

The event’s moderator will be Eric Miller, FES course director and lead research associate on the Ecological Footprint Initiative (EFI). From his work with the EFI, his research team connected with the 100 Debates team to have FES to host a debate at York. The York event is officially one of the 120 debates happening across Canada.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the debate running from 7 to 8 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided, and registration is necessary to attend.