From Coast to Coast: 100 Debates on the Environment

By Marina Smirnova

It’s a big, game-changing idea. Issue-based debates have never been done on this scale in Canada. On any issue. Not even close.

This federal election, GreenPAC is launching an unprecedented national initiative to bring the environment to the forefront. On October 3rd, debates on the environment will happen simultaneously in 100 ridings across the country – from Vancouver Island to Charlottetown to Yellowknife.

Since the last federal election in 2015, the environment has become one of the most important ballot box issues for Canadians from all walks of life, and from across the political spectrum. New data even suggests that most Canadians won’t consider voting for a party or candidate without a plan to combat climate change. 100 Debates gives voters the chance to connect with candidates for office to hear their best policy ideas on critical priorities like wilderness conservation, toxics and climate change, in the lead up to the federal election.

How the debates work

Staying true to GreenPAC’s core mandate, each debate will leave party politics at the door, giving citizens a chance to come together and talk solutions in a non-partisan forum. Each debate will have a community host and moderator.