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Local group hosting debate on seniors’ issues for federal election candidates today

CARP partnering with Friendly to Seniors for debate with major party candidates from Sudbury and Nickel Belt
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Two local seniors organizations are hosting an election debate on issues important to older people on Aug. 31.
Two local seniors organizations are hosting an election debate on issues important to older people on Aug. 31.

The local chapter of CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) and Friendly to Seniors - Sudbury has invited the major party candidates from both the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings.

The event is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Minnow Lake at 2 p.m. Sudbury.com Community Editor Mark Gentili is moderating. 

“Each candidate will be given the opportunity for an opening statement, to answer questions followed by closing remarks. It is anticipated the event will take no longer than 90 minutes. Refreshments will be available.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 50 people in the room, and masks required. Those wishing to secure a seat are asked to email their intention to attend to friendlytoseniors.sudbury@gmail.com.

Arrangements are being made to make the event available through the internet for those who cannot be accommodated. The event will also be livestreamed by Sudbury.com.