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Katz, Wasylycia-Leis to Discuss City’s Human Rights Vision

September 27, 2010 6:18 AM | News

Incumbent Mayor Sam Katz and challenger Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA)

Human rights will be the topic of discussion when Mayor Sam Katz and Judy Wasylycia-Leis go head-to-head tonight at the University of Winnipeg.

The incumbent mayor and former NDP MP will participate in a public forum put on by the U of W’s Global College Student Advisory Council and the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association.

Candidates will share their visions for making Winnipeg a ‘human rights city’ and engage in direct dialogue with the city’s youth.

“Candidates need to hear from the next generation of Winnipeg citizens,” said Jason Syvixay, UWSA president. “Most post-secondary students have the vote and they care deeply about Winnipeg being a democratic city that delivers on human rights in ways that change lives. The sooner and younger we start, the better it will be for the whole city.”

The mayoral youth dialogue takes place in the U of W’s Convocation Hall, located on the second floor of Wesley Hall, 515 Portage Avenue, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.