FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An all-candidates forum is taking place virtually on September 15th ahead of the federal election.

All seven Prince George-Peace River- Northern Rockies candidates have confirmed to appear on the live stream that will be available on Facebook through local media outlets and the Fort St. John and district Chamber of Commerce.

Residents can submit their questions in advance and during the forum by visiting Pigeon Hole.

The forum will be a chance for residents to get to know the candidates and where they stand on issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare, jobs and economic recovery, the environment, Indigenous reconciliation, foreign policy, and more.

The forum will be broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. through the following Facebook pages: Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Highway News, CJDC-TV,and Energeticcity.ca.

The candidates looking to fill the Northeast B.C. seat are Amir Alavi (Liberal Party), Ryan Dyck (PPC), Phil Hewkin (Canada’s Fourth Front), David Jeffers (Maverick Party), Catharine Kendall (Green Party), Cory Grizz Longley (NDP), and incumbent Bob Zimmer (Conservative Party).

Advanced voting takes place for four days, starting September 10th.

The 2021 Federal Election will be held on September 20th.