The local chapter of CARP (The Canadian Association of Retired Persons) together with Friendly to Seniors – Sudbury hosted an all candidates meeting on Tuesday, May 22.
The meeting was held at the Parkside Older Adult YMCA Centre for Life. Sudbury.com live-streamed the event.
Gerry Labelle acted as moderator for the event, and candidates from both the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings were invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to present their platforms.
Two minutes were allowed for each candidate to speak at the opening and closing of the meeting. Members of the public attending were able to address questions to specific candidates – maximum of three candidates asked to reply to questions from the public for each riding.
"This meeting is not intended as a debate but a get to know information session primarily for those who have not determined their choice for representative and would like to meet and hear from the candidates," said a news release from CARP.
"Sudbury has the highest percentage of older adults of any large community in Ontario and historically seniors are the most likely segment of the population to vote. Concerns of the older adult population are many, but specifically are related to housing, health care and taxation, and it assumed that many questions will be related but not limited to these concerns. We are pleased to see sincere candidates offering themselves to represent the citizens of both ridings."