On May 31, the Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA), CUPE 3908 (representing contract faculty and student academic workers at Trent University), and the Peterborough and District Labour Council hosted an All-Candidates Meeting.
The event was moderated by Marcus Harvey, Executive Director of TUFA, and Hanah Howlett McFarlane, a Vice-President of CUPE 3908. Questions focused on the need for faculty renewal, ensuring broad access to university education, labour and economics relating to good jobs, and local environmental concerns. The NDP, Liberal, and Green Parties all participated in the debate, and the Stop Climate Change Party was also allotted time to specifically address environmental questions and concerns. The PC Party candidate did not attend.
Congratulations to TUFA and their allies for hosting a successful event and keeping postsecondary issues on the agenda for their local party candidates.