Key take-away points: Political parties’ views on Canadian water, environmental issues

By Carmen Joy King October 18, 2019

On September 27, 2019, the same day as the Global climate strike and the march in Montreal, an all-candidates debate focused exclusively on important issues of water and the environment was hosted during the AquaHacking Fest event. In the weeks leading up to the debate, students across Canada were invited to submit questions to be addressed by the political candidates. A selection of these questions was brought forth during the debate, and each representative provided their respective party’s perspective on the various topics. Candidates from 6 Canadian federal parties were present: Steven Guilbeault (Liberal Party of Canada), Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois), Éric Ferland (Canada’s New Democratic Party), Daniel Green (Green Party of Canada), Michael Forian (Conservative Party of Canada), Chloé Bernard (People’s Party of Canada).

Visit this document for a summary of the questions and key take-away messages from the candidates’ responses: Key Take-Away Messages: All-Candidates’ Debate on Water & Environment, AquaHacking Fest

To read all the questions submitted by student groups and organizations, click here: Questions submitted for debate / Questions soumises pour le débat

Thank you to the political candidates that participated in this debate, and to the student groups that submitted questions for this exercise.

As a non-partisan organization, AquaHacking supports the discussion of environmental policy.