Join us on April 15 from noon to 1 pm for a discussion on concerns related to housing in Edmonton, and what the mayor and councillors to be elected this fall can and should do about it.
Host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips will tee up the conversation with special guest Shani Gwin, founder and managing partner of Gwin Communications. Then we’ll invite you to join in a deeper discussion of the issues.
This is the sixth in a series of conversations prompted by the People’s Agenda, a document we are compiling based on the responses to this question: What key issue do you want the candidates to talk about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election, and why?
A number of responses sent in by readers so far have coalesced around concerns about whether we will be able to house everyone in Edmonton. You’ve told us you want to know what candidates will do to decrease or eradicate homelessness. Many see a need for more affordable housing and a direct connection between that and social justice. A few want a crackdown on homeless encampments. The people want to feel heard.
Closed captioning will be available. Taproot will cover the events, but we will not quote you by name without your permission.
Candidates are welcome, but please take the opportunity to listen rather than to campaign.
The series continues throughout April:
• April 22: Will we act on climate change?
• April 29: Will we build our city intelligently?