Gimme Shelter: A CKNW Housing Special Airs on Friday, June 28

Comprehensive Four-Hour Live Special Features B.C. Mayors In-Studio with Lynda Steele

VANCOUVER, June 17, 2019 – 980 CKNW is hosting a live special dedicated to examining B.C.’s housing crisis on Friday, June 28. The four-hour long panel discussion will take an in-depth look at the current state of affairs and the proposed strategies intended to assist those struggling the most. From 2-6 p.m., Lynda Steele will be joined in-studio for the duration of the show by four esteemed mayors, including:

  •        His Worship Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver
  •        Her Worship Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
  •        His Worship Mike Morden, Mayor of Maple Ridge
  •        His Worship Jonathan Coté, Mayor of New Westminster

Other mayors from all across the province will weigh in over the course of the show, along with special guests, including provincial representatives. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development will also participate in the discussion.

“The housing crisis continues to be a passionate talking point in British Columbia,” said John O’Dowd, Executive Producer, Global News 980 CKNW. “By bringing all levels of government together for this special show, we are creating a unique forum for listeners to hear from those who can create real change.”

The special will also be live streamed on CKNW’s Facebook page, available here, with frequent updates on Twitter @CKNW.

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