Conservative leadership hopefuls to debate in Langley

This may be the only full debate of the leadership campaign on the west coast.

  • Wed Jan 25th, 2017 11:00am
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The contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party will debate in Langley in mid-February.

Conservative Party of Canada riding associations from Cloverdale-Langley City, Abbotsford, Langley-Aldergrove, and Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon are helping to organize the leadership debate to be held at Darvonda Nurseries at 6690 216 St. The debate will be held Feb. 18, from 1-4 p.m.

“When we heard B.C. was not on the national debate schedule we were surprised, and undertook to make sure they made a stop out here,” said Steve Schafer, president of the Cloverdale-Langley City riding association.

The Conservative Party lost nine MPs in British Columbia during the 2015 election and the debate may address candidates’ plans to retake those seats.

“The Fraser Valley is strong Conservative country and we’re very pleased that the leadership candidates understand the importance of including B.C. in the debate schedule,” said Schafer.

Registration for the event begins at noon before the debate, or tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/conservative-leadership-debate-tickets-31380117777. Tickets are $20.