Vancouver mayoral candidates’ town hall for Chinatown and neighbours, Sept 24 (Sat) at Choi Hall 10 am

As noted in the above poster and this link of Chinatown Peace Church, a Vancouver Mayoral Candidates Chinatown & Neighbours Town Hall Meeting is planned as follows:

The focus will be on electoral issues/topics related to Chinatown and its neighbours. Q&A session to follow.

September 24, 2022 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Choi Hall, at 28 West Pender Street
Moderated by Frances Bula, Globe and Mail
Multiple sponsors (see list of 16 groups)
Video: (Livestreamed real time, but still available for viewing later, any time. Unfortunately, the sound quality is so-so, but you can hear what they are saying if you strain a bit): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjDfHjixubw6YWxV1q_lCw

Mayoral candidates Kennedy Stewart (Forward Together) and Ken Sim (ABC Vancouver) have been avoiding mayoral debates. But according to a tweet by Michael S. Tan, the five top candidates are confirmed, so that would presumably include them both, as well as Colleen Hardwick (TEAM for a Livable Vancouver), Fred Harding (NPA Vancouver), and Mark Marissen (Progress Vancouver).

However, both Sim and Stewart were criticized for failing to attend two previous debates (one by the citywide Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods on Sept 19, cancelled due to their failure to attend, and one by Residents for Community Control on City Development on Sept 9, which did go ahead without those two and Marissen. See “Mayoral candidates Ken Sim and Kennedy Stewart duck a second debate” in the Georgia Straight.)

Meanwhile, it is not yet clear if Stewart and Sim plan to attend the False Creek Residents Association debate on September 21 (https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/2022/09/14/fcra_2022-mayoral-debate-sept-21/). (Update: Sim attended. Stewart did not.)

During this debate, at 2:02:30 in the YouTube video, an angry Downtown Eastside resident interrupted Mayor Stewart on the topic of showers and washrooms for people living on the street. This Tweet captured the interaction.

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