A trans women is asking the first audience question. She says the three candidates are fighting for the 70%. She asked if they can sacrifice some places to not let the conservatives win, in other words, can they collaborate to find common ground to take out the current government?
To clarify, she aimed the question at Dewar.
He referred to a system in New Zealand that allows for multiple party representation and collaboration and it should be something that we adopt.
Next question is from a women saying domestic violence is a prevalent issue within LGBTQ relationships.
She asked what they could do to bring back the legislation the NDP proposed earlier that didn't go through in order to offer services and protection for these people. He wants to have funding provided rather than funded.
The next woman is asking about how they can offer support to people in the LGBTQ community.
This question was directed a McKenna, she says it's very important. The Liberals have allegedly been entertaining the idea of having a youth council. They will also be having half men and women as well as other diversity in cabinet.
The next man is stating the questions should also address aboriginal people in Canada as a minority. "What is your plan to address aboriginal people in Canada?" A 15 second lightning round to answer questions is beginning with Dewar.
He says it's important to reach out. He says there needs to be a nation to nation relationship.
McKenna speaks to doing a report on missing and murdered aboriginal women as well as community funding. Her answer was received with applause and cheers.
Another lady speaks to LGBTQ people who end up in the sex trade. A law was struck down in 2013 in the Bedford case that criminalized sex trade workers.
We are now in the final speeches from each candidate.
Milroy emphasizes "telling your friends" about the empty chair where the conservative candidate would be sitting.
Dewar comments again on the defaced mural. He says people need to take leadership steps in shutting down all aspects of discrimination. He also mentioned the slut walk, which created cheers and applause in the audience.
" If we understand the problems, the we're going to understand the solutions," he said.
McKenna is doing her closing speech in both french and english.
"What would a feminist born policy look like?" she asks.
"We often make policies without thinking about the real impacts on people," she said. She said the election is very lucrative. She also said the Liberals have a strong history in charter rights.
"You have a real opportunity to make a difference," she said, telling people to go out and vote.
AIDS Committee, KIND, Gender Mosaic, One World and Ten Oaks were all sponsoring organizations for this event. The debate has now drawn to a close.