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Stockwell Day to speak at town hall meeting

Stockwell Day will speak about boosting voter turnout at a town hall meeting in Richmond July 15. -
Stockwell Day will speak about boosting voter turnout at a town hall meeting in Richmond July 15.
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A newly-formed political group is bringing former federal cabinet minister Stockwell Day to its first town hall meeting next week.

The Richmond Community Coalition is encouraging local residents to share their “local priorities,” as well as ideas to boost voter turnout and participation in civic politics.

In the 2011 civic election, just 23.7 per cent of registered voters in Richmond cast ballots.

The town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate.

Day was elected nine times over 25 years ats an Albertan MLA and a British Columbian MP. He was leader of the Canadian Alliance Party, the predecessor of the Conservative Party. After winning re-election in 2008, he was appointed minister of International Trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and regional minister for B.C. Day did not seek re-election in 2011.

The Richmond Community Coalition launched last month as a “dedicated group of Richmond community activists,” but has yet to announce its list of candidates for the Nov. 15 vote.

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