Politics Aside Panel

Panelists with event coordinator Alycia Leonard and moderator Alex Mackay

In September 2015, EWB MUN hosted a panel with the federal election candidates for St. John’s East as part of EWB’s national #PoliticsAside campaign.  The event was titled “Where Do You Stand? Canada’s Role in Ending Global Poverty”.

Candidates from the Liberal, NDP and Communist parties attended.  Each candidate answered questions concerning their personal/party philosophy on international development and foreign aid. They then took questions from attendees. The event closed with a reception with Fair Trade tea, coffee and chocolate.

The event was a success, with over 50 attendees as well as local media coverage.  Check out event coverage from NTV here.

A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to the MUN Advocacy team (Alycia Leonard and Kevin Bell) for organizing this successful event.  We’d also like to thank chapter RJF Alex Mackay for stepping up to moderate the event at short notice, as well as all the volunteers who came out to help ensure this event was a success.