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The Catalyst Paper mill in Crofton, B.C., is a major employer in the Cowichan Valley region. Jenny Holden/The Discourse Cowichan

How will candidates balance jobs and climate action?

We sent Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.

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A crowd gathers in Duncan City Square for a Youth Climate Strike, May 2019.

Will candidates help build connected and resilient communities?

We sent Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates speak at a forum at Hiiye'yu Lelum (House of Friendship) in Duncan. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse Cowichan

How will candidates advocate for First Nations beyond Cowichan?

Audience members asked tough questions to Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates at a forum for young families hosted by Hiiye'yu Lelum in Duncan.

Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba lead a song at a gathering near Duncan, called to confront racism in the Cowichan Valley. Jacqueline Ronson/The Discourse

Will candidates act to dismantle systemic racism in Canada?

We sent Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.

A farm in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island. Jenny Holden/The Discourse

Will candidates act to limit sprawl and protect farmland?

We sent Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.

Cowichan Valley residents rally for climate change action at the Global Climate Strike in Duncan on Sept. 20, 2019. Jenny Holden/The Discourse Cowichan

What will candidates do for seniors and veterans?

We sent Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.