CIVL Hosts Live On Air Mayoral Debate!

On Friday, November 4th, The Way I See It will once again be hosting an all-candidates debate.  Featuring incumbent Mayor George Peary, as well as challengers Bruce Banman, Meghann Coughlan, Travis J. Daleman and Gerda Peachey, the show will be broadcast as a special edition from 2pm to 3pm, and then re-air on Monday, November 14th, at a special time, between 5-6 pm.  In both instances, the show can be heard by tuning in to 101.7 FM, or listening on-line at

Justin P. Goodrich and Tony Parsons Courtesy of Rick Rake
Justin P. Goodrich, who hosts & produces the weekly political and public affairs radio program, says that given the incredibly positive response we received from the community after our all-candidates debate for the federal election, we are glad to be able to once again provide an opportunity to connect the community with their candidates.

The Way I See It has been on-air since January of this year and is the only show of its kind in the Fraser Valley.  Part of what makes community radio so great is that it not only offers a wide variety of programming, but it serves a meaningful purpose.  The Way I See It is a great example of that because it is all about building bridges; in this case, between the community and its leaders says Aaron Levy, Station Manager.

CIVL will also broadcast the UFV Political Science Student’s Association All Candidates Debate, which will take place on Monday, November, 14th between 7-9 pm on UFV’s Abbotsford Campus, moderated by Professor Scott Fast. The Agenda is outlined below:

7 pm – Welcome and introduction to the meeting format

7:05 pm – Candidates introduce themselves (three minutes each)

7:30 pm – Written questions from the audience

(Written questions from the audience are vetted by a panel of three students, this is to ensure no repetitive questions as well as to allow for a broad range of topics. Questions may be directed to individual candidates or all candidates. All candidates will be given the opportunity to answer any question. Candidates will receive three rebuttal cards that will allow them to respond to the claims of other candidates (that is, speak twice or more on a particular issue) – but will spend a rebuttal card each time they do so Candidates will be given up to two minutes to answer and/or rebut. 

8:45 pm – Candidates each receive two minutes for closing comments

9 pm – Meeting is concluded and the audience has an opportunity to speak personally with the candidates

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