Local Government Matters 2021 All-Party Federal Election Forum

The Local Government Matters 2021 All-Party Federal Election Forum, moderated by broadcaster Jon McComb, is an opportunity for candidates from each of the four major parties contesting the Canadian general election to speak about critical regional issues that may otherwise be overshadowed by national and global concerns in election discourse.

A panel of local elected officials will question candidates on the topics of climate resilience, critical infrastructure, affordable housing, economic prosperity, transit and transportation as related to the Metro Vancouver region.

Time and Date:

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., September 15, 2021


  • Peter Julian, New Westminster-Burnaby, NDP
  • Randeep Sarai, Surrey Centre, Liberal Party
  • Dr. Cheryl Matthew, Vancouver East, Green Party
  • TBD, Conservative Party

Note: Invitations were extended to all four major parties with sitting MPs and the Conservative Party has yet to confirm a participant.


  • Jon McComb, radio broadcaster and commentator

Metro Vancouver Local Leaders:

  • Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board and Councillor, City of Burnaby
  • Linda Buchanan, Vice Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Mayor, City of North Vancouver
  • Adriane Carr, Chair, Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee and Councillor, City of Vancouver
  • Mike Hurley, Chair, Metro Vancouver Housing Committee and Mayor, City of Burnaby
  • Jack Froese, Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, Vice Chair, Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and Mayor, Township of Langley