Cochrane Ideas – June 2019


7 pm on Friday, June 14, 2019
at King Solomon Lodge
Centre Avenue, Cochrane

Please bring snacks (Meat, sweets, veggies — whatever your fancy).
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Four Bow Valley debaters will speak for or against the following motion:
WHEREAS the ever-increasing world-wide mass meat production raises environmental concerns and also involves some ethical issues;
BE IT RESOLVED that we support a substantial reduction and the eventual elimination of mass-produced meat consumption.

Moving the motion will be retired engineer Heinz Unger, a member of the Ideas co-ordinating team, a committed conservationist and a former official with the World Bank. The seconder will be Robin Slater from Lac Des Arcs, a committed vegetarian for 50 years and an active Ideas participant for many years.

Planning to stun the audience with his debating skills in his opposition to the motion will be Erik Butters, well-known and conservation-minded rancher operating on Hwy. 40 northwest of Cochrane. Currently a councillor with the municipal district of Bighorn, his historical roots in the area go deep. He will be joined by seconder, Greg Trout, new to Ideas with his debating chops and a citizen of Cochrane since 2012. He, too, is a professional engineer with his degree from the University of Saskatoon. Greg works in the mining and equipment maintenance fields.

This is the final Ideas event before the summer break. After the four speakers have made their pitch for or against the motion, the debate will open up to the audience for comments.