All council hopefuls participate in an all candidates meeting organized by non profit organizations in Mission.

All council hopefuls participate in an all candidates meeting organized by non profit organizations in Mission.

Candidates talk about social services

All candidates meeting organized by non profit organizations

Mayoral and council hopefuls squared off for the first time Tuesday night to discuss social service issues at the first all candidates at the Clarke Theatre.

More than 300 people attended the event organized by Mission Community Services Society, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Mission Friendship Centre, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Mission Association for Community Living.

Candidates discussed their views on a number of issues, including transit, affordable housing, the impact of residential schools in the community and health and social issues.

See Friday’s Mission Record for complete coverage.