Helena Konanz Challenges Opponents to Local Debates

July 30, 2019

Helena Konanz Commits to a Full Slate of Local Debates and Challenges Other Candidates to do the Same. 


Helena Konanz is issuing a challenge to all the candidates in the riding to participate in a comprehensive set of debates that span the entire riding in the lead up to the election this fall.


“When I travel across our region and speak to residents one thing is very clear, people are desperate for an alternative to Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government”, says Konanz. “Our riding has been ignored by Ottawa, and people are hurting because of it. It is crucial that all the candidates make themselves available to every constituent so that all voices can be heard. We should have a full slate of debates that cover the entire riding and I am committed to attending every single one. We shall see if Justin Trudeau’s candidate or our NDP opponent agrees with me.”


Konanz is proposing the creation of a committee that includes one representative from each campaign who can work with debate organizers from community-based groups to schedule a series of debates throughout the riding.


“I think that there should be a minimum of 12 debates so that everyone has the opportunity to attend one near their home.” says Konanz. “With four of the five candidates being based in the South Okanagan, I challenge all contenders to ensure this democratic process is delivered to all regions within our riding. My campaign will be reaching out to all the other campaigns to make this a reality. I will be all over the riding this fall ready to speak to the Conservative Party's vision for our region and the country. I firmly believe that democracy should be accessible to all citizens. Time will tell if my opponents feel the same way.”


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Campaign to Elect Helena Konanz Conservative Candidate South Okanagan - West Kootenay Riding (250) 462-8676 campaign@sowk.ca