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Three more municipal candidate debates this week

There are debates featuring mayoral candidates, as well as Ward 7 and Ward 8 candidates coming up this week, including events Oct. 12-13

There are at least two more ward debates and one more mayoral debate scheduled to take place, all of which this week.

First on the horizon is a mayoral debate being held at Durham Hall (82 Durham St.) on Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Opening remarks will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period. The main focus will be on the city’s downtown core and candidates’ plans to address the challenges associated with it.

A Ward 8 debate taking place at Lasalle Secondary School on Oct. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

The Ward 8 Community Action Network is hosting the debate, at which all seven candidates have been invited to attend and have been provided the following format:

  • Candidates will each have a few minutes to introduce themselves.
  • Each will be given the opportunity to briefly describe their top three priorities for Ward 8 and their top three priorities for the City of Greater Sudbury.
  • Each candidate will then answer questions submitted by the Ward 8 community.

“We are excited to hear from the candidates and from our neighbours what issues are important to them and how the CAN can be part of future conversations and projects to help make our community a better place for all,” Ward 8 CAN chair Rachelle Niemela said in a media release.

Masks are optional but strongly encouraged.

Next up will be a debate featuring Ward 7 candidates on Oct. 13 at the Garson Arena beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be the second debate for the ward’s four candidates, who debated at the Capreol Arena last month.

The Oct. 13 event is being hosted by the Garson and Falconbridge Community Action Network.

The civic election is on Oct. 24. For a rundown of voting opportunities, click here.


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