Chilliwack/Hope – Is Chilliwack-Hope incumbent MP Mark Strahl feeling some heat? Strahl has taken some recent criticism for being a no-show at an all-candidates meeting. His Tory camp have recently stepped up their social media presence with pictures of him stumping and going door-to-door and talking with voters.
Liberal Candidate Louis De Jaeger took a few shots at the perceived lack of face to face contact during the recent opening of his campaign headquarters.
Strahl’s camp issued a media release that four upcoming all-candidates meetings will have the Conservative candidate in tow:
Mark Strahl, Conservative Party of Canada candidate, announced that he will be participating in four local all-candidates’ meetings in Chilliwack and Hope in the next four weeks.
“I am looking forward to participating in four all-candidates’ meetings in Chilliwack and Hope in the next four weeks. I welcome these opportunities to share the Conservative vision to protect our economy, keep taxes low and keep Canadians safe,” said Strahl.
Strahl has confirmed that he will be participating in the following debates:
Combined Rotary Clubs of Chilliwack (September 30th)
Hope and District Chamber of Commerce (October 1st)
Chilliwack Cultural Centre (October 7th)
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce (October 15th)
“Our local Rotary Clubs and Chambers of Commerce have strong track records of successfully hosting these types of forums with an unbiased moderator in a neutral environment, which allows for discussion on a wide variety of topics from a wide cross section of our community,” said Strahl. “I am encouraging local voters to attend one of these debates.”
Strahl is encouraging other special interest groups and local organizations to partner with Rotary, the Chambers of Commerce or the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to encourage voters to attend one of the debates listed above.
Strahl added that voters with questions can get in touch with him directly by calling his campaign office at 604.769.2202, emailing at [email protected] or via his Facebook page at fb.com/reelectmarkstrahl.