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One of our obligations as a program, and as a station, is to serve the public interest and deliver vital local information as we engage and entertain.

The provincial election is upon us, and in the last two weeks of the campaign, we will be taking our game to a new level on the evening show.

With the great effort of our producer, Jumy Ogunsola, and the support of our station manager, Don Shafer, we will be presenting 11 all-candidates debates involving Liberal, New Democrat and Green party nominees in the Vancouver city ridings.

We will be the only station to do so, and I am proud to present these half-hour discussions. We hope you will gain a wider insight into their candidacies, their ideas for their ridings, and their outlooks for the province they hope to serve.

We start Monday, April 24 with the Vancouver Langara riding. On Tuesday we’ll feature two discussions from Vancouver Fairview and Vancouver False Creek.

We plan to take a break Wednesday because the televised leader’s debate takes place that night. But we will come back Thursday with Vancouver Kensington, Vancouver Hastings and Vancouver Point Grey.

We will take another break Friday, then return Monday, May 1 with Vancouver Quilchena, Tuesday with Vancouver Fraserview, Wednesday with Vancouver Kingsway and Thursday, May 4 with Vancouver Mount Pleasant.

We hope this schedule will hold, but I’ll write if we change our plans. We will attempt to repeat them on our show, too, and of course, you’ll be able to listen to them through our On-Demand player at roundhouseradio.com.

Listen to the show between 6 and 8 p.m. for these sessions.

  • Vancouver – Quilchena Madeline – Lalonde Michael – Barkusty Andrew – Wilkinson Mon. May 1
  • Vancouver  – Mount Pleasant  Melanie – Mark Jerry – Kroll Conny –  Lin Thurs. May 4
  • Vancouver – Fairview George – Heyman Louise – Boutin Gabe – Garfinkel Tues. April 25
  • Vancouver – PointGrey David – Eby Amanda – Konkin James – Lombardi Thurs. April 27
  • Vancouver –  Hastings Shane – Simpson David – Wong Jane – Spitz Thurs. April 27
  • Vancouver – Kensington  Mable –  Elmore Simon – Rear Kim Chan Logan Wed. April  26
  • Vancouver – Langara James – Wang Janet – Fraser Michael – Lee Mon. April 24
  • Vancouver – West End Spencer – Chandra James – Marshall Nigel – Elliot Wed. April  26
  • Vancouver – False Creek Morgan – Oger Bradley – Shende Sam  – Sullivan Tues. April 25
  • Vancouver – Fraserview George – Chow Eric Kolotyluk Suzan – Anton Tues. May 2