Advocate hosts all-candidates debate in Lindsay with help of 3 community sponsors

By Roderick Benns

Make an informed choice Oct. 21.

There’s an important federal election coming up and the Advocate wants to help you make an informed choice on Oct. 21.

That’s why we’ve organized, and will host, an all-candidates debate on social policy on Oct. 6 from 2-4 pm, with the help of three community sponsor organizations – the Food Security Working Group of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition, Kawartha Citizens United, and Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition.

All five federal candidates for Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock will be participating in the debate, which will be moderated by Advocate Publisher Roderick Benns.

To be held at Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay, the debate will be an opportunity for the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Green, and PPC candidates to lay out their positions on a broad range of social issues, from housing, income security, the environment, pensions, and more.

The candidates running, in alphabetical order, are:

Gene Balfour, People’s Party of Canada (PPC)

Barbara Doyle, New Democratic Party (NDP)

Judi Forbes, Liberal Party of Canada

Elizabeth Fraser, Green Party of Canada

Jamie Schmale, Conservative Party of Canada


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