2017 All Candidates Forum

Public Invitation

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, along with the Sooke Region Museum, Transition Sooke, Sooke Region Tourism Association, and the Sooke Women in Business are pleased to sponsor and host the 2017 Provincial General Election Information Series.

An All Candidates Question & Answer Public Meeting is being held in anticipation of the upcoming Provincial Election for the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding. This meeting is open to the public.

In preparation for this professionally moderated event, the Chamber requested the general public to submit questions in advance (deadline April 20) that could be asked of the candidates at the event.  Questions remain anonymous.

We appreciate your participation and thank you for your advance submissions in relation to our All Candidates Forum for the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding and hope you were able to attend our evening event on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm in the ballroom at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.  Although questions were requested to be submitted in advance, a question podium with an open mic was also set up at the event to accept questions from the audience in attendance.

To view our Facebook Live event, please visit our Facebook Page.


MODERATOR: DAVID STOCKS

David is a retired management consultant. From 1998 through 2006, David and Frances operated a B&B at Malahat Farm in Otter Point. While there, David was active in the Sooke B&B Association, Sooke Region Tourism Association, Juan de Fuca Economic Development Commission, Otter Point and Shirley Advisory Planning Commission, Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society, Sooke Philharmonic Society, Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society, and the Rotary Club of Sooke.

He provided consulting services for Sooke Transition House, Sooke Hospice, Legion Branch #54 and numerous non-government organizations outside of Sooke.

David is passionate about the responsibilities of citizenship. He routinely facilitates all-candidates meetings and is delighted to participate in the Chamber’s series of workshops about government.


The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is a supportive resource for businesses and works to facilitate new economic development opportunities while influencing public policy and government in supporting free enterprise.

 “As a public service, our goal is to facilitate a public discussion on the issues affecting our community.
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization.  We do not endorse candidates.”