MEDIA ADVISORY

B.C. DEBATE ON ELECTORAL REFORM

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, October 30, 2018 ─ BC Premier John Horgan and the province’s Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson are going head to head over the issue of electoral reform. Both have agreed to a live, commercial-free debate, which will be broadcast by CBC British Columbia and Global BC across the province on television, radio, and online. The 30-minute debate will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Global News Radio 980 CKNW host Lynda Steele and CBC Vancouver’s Stephen Quinn will moderate the debate. Both CBC British Columbia and Global BC will broadcast the debate on their networks. The debate will air live for members of the public on CBC TV News, CBC Radio One, cbc.ca/bc, CBC Vancouver Facebook and @cbcnewsbc Twitter channels; and on Global BC, BC1, Global News Radio 980 CKNW, Globalnews.ca as well on Facebook.com/GlobalBC

WHO:               Global BC and CBC British Columbia invite accredited media to attend the electoral reform debate.

WHEN:             Thursday, November 8, 2018
Accredited media registration: 6:30 p.m.
Debate: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. PT followed by press conference

WHAT:             Premier John Horgan and Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson will debate proportional representation versus the current first-past-the-post system, in relation to the referendum on electoral reform.

WHERE:           Location and additional details will be provided in email confirmation to accredited members of the press.

HOW:               All accredited media MUST pre-register to attend the debate and post-debate press conference.

In order to attend, confirmed media must be present at the debate venue before registration closes. There will be no in/out privileges. Space is limited and you must RSVP and receive confirmation. Attendees will have to show confirmation and identification to register.

Please RSVP with your name, organization and contact details to rsvpERdebate2018@gmail.com by Monday, November 5. Confirmations and location details will be sent to media outlets by end of day Tuesday, November 6.

CONTACTS:

Jill Krop
News Director
Global BC
jill.krop@globalnews.ca

Treena Wood
News Director
CBC British Columbia
treena.wood@cbc.ca

Global BC is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.

Corus Entertainment
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