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REPORTING · 17th March 2011
Merv Ritchie
BC NDP Leadership Candidate, Adrian Dix, will be arriving in Terrace on Friday, March 18 and then travel to Kitimat the following day.

Hoping to meet with the public and answer questions about his leadership bid he has scheduled his gathering in Terrace between 7:30pm and 9:30 pm at the Skeena Diversity centre on Lazelle Avenue.

In Kitimat, Dix will be holding the same type of session at the Kitimat Public Library between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

And this just in from the BC NDP

The BC NDP Leadership debate tour will kick off in Surrey at the SFU Campus on on March 20. The debate tour will stop in a total of nine communities across British Columbia, ending April 6 in Terrace.

Each of the nine debates has an issue theme, reflecting the broad range of issues faced by families all across BC.

The first section of each debate will be based on the theme of the debate, with three questions posed by the moderator(s), and developed with the input of stakeholders on the issue. The second section of each debate will take a maximum of five questions from the floor and submitted in advance online. Each candidate will have an equal amount of time to respond to each question. At the conclusion of the question periods, each candidate will make a three minute closing statement.

Questions from the floor will be submitted in writing, and collected by volunteers at the event. Questions will be vetted by BCNDP staff to avoid duplicate questions, and then randomly drawn by the moderator.

The Debate List

Education Leadership Debate March 20 – Surrey
Justice Leadership Debate March 22 – Kelowna
Poverty Leadership Debate March 22 – Kamloops
Families Leadership Debate March 24 – Nelson
Healthcare Leadership Debate March 29 – Qualicum
Youth Leadership Debate March 31 – Victoria
Environmental Sustainability Leadership Debate April 2 –Vancouver
Energy Leadership Debate April 4 – Prince George
Jobs Leadership Debate April 6 - Terrace

Click here to see the full list of Candidates on the BC NDP Leadership site