Active Community Engagement (ACE) is a non-profit & non-government organization officially registered in Ontario. We do not have any political party affiliation. Our goal is to provide a platform for all candidates to present their political platform and governing ideas to the residents of Richmond Hill in a format that encourages constructive dialogue. We hope Richmond Hill residents will have a better understanding of their Mayor candidates after the event, and will vote on Jan 24, 2022.
Full Format of the event:
Part 1: Introduction
Each Candidate will have 3 minute uninterrupted time for self-introduction and talk about the main message of their campaign.
*Order of all speeches will be based on the Alphabetical order of each candidates’ last name.
Part 2: Question period
Each Candidate have the choice of of picking any opponent to ask questions, or discuss any issues they would like in the time limit of 1 min. The opponent will have 2 mins uninterrupted time to answer the question, and finally the candidate will have 2 mins uninterrupted time to rebuttal and conclude his/her argument.
(Please be respectful to this format of a civil dialogue Q & A, if candidates’ voices overlap or the situation is not desirable for the audiences, moderator will intervene and mute the mics)
*Order of this part is based on the reversed Alphabetical order of each candidates’ last name.
Part 3: Media Questions
Each Media attendees will have a chance to ask one question and a follow-up. Reporters may choose to point both questions to one candidate, or direct two different questions to two difference candidates of their choices.
*Media will have the choice to pick any candidates. Expect some candidates will be asked multiple questions, and some will not be asked any questions. This is totally up to the media.
Media attendees – TV, radio and printed media outlets includes but not limited to:
Fairchild TV, OMNI News, Wow TV, Singtao, Ming Pao etc.
All media are welcomed to attend and cover this event
Part 4: Conclusion
Each candidate will have up to 3 minutes uninterrupted time to conclude their campaign message, and respond to any unanswered questions that they would like to clarify.
Candidates’ speeches and questions must be limited to issues related to the City of Richmond Hill, York Region and the province of Ontario.
Yan Zhou President
T: (416) 999-9889
T: (416) 728-9123