Mayoral candidates at U of L, Thursday

Lethbridge mayoral candidates will be on the spot Thursday, Sept. 30 at the University of Lethbridge as the Students' Union presents a candidate forum in the Atrium.

Beginning at 12:15 p.m., the forum allows candidates the opportunity to introduce their campaign platforms and to answer questions from both U of L students and the broader Lethbridge community.

"There are a variety of reasons that we are hosting this event," says Allan Hall, ULSU vice-president operations and finance. "We want to give our students an opportunity to raise issues that they feel are important, and to be better informed about the upcoming municipal election. This allows students a convenient opportunity to educate themselves about municipal politics."

The University of Lethbridge is a key stakeholder in the City of Lethbridge and by hosting this forum at the U of L it will give students the opportunity to challenge candidates about important post-secondary education issues.

"This is an opportunity for the mayoral candidates to articulate their vision for the future of Lethbridge to its constituents," says Hall.

The forum is not only for students to hear the views of candidates; the ULSU would like to extend an invitation to the community to participate in the event.

"The ULSU would like to see a broad representation of the Lethbridge population attend the forum, it's not just for the campus community but for the entire community of Lethbridge," adds Hall.

Constituents will be given the opportunity to ask questions after each candidate presents a brief introduction about themselves and their platform.