The finish line is in sight as the debate schedule winds to a close in the mayoral race tonight.
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Sudbury chapter hosted an all mayoral candidates event at the Parkside Centre on Thursday, October 11. Sudbury.com provided live coverage of the event. Anyone who missed the live stream or was unable to attend the event can watch it all, here.
All 11 mayoral candidates were invited to this evening's discussion.
In the end, ten of Greater Sudbury's 11 mayoral candidates were present at the event including: Brian Bigger (incumbent Mayor), Cody Cacciotti, Troy Crowder, Bill Crumplin, Jeff Huska, Dan Melanson, Patricia Mills, Rodney Newton, J. David Popescu and Bill Sanders. Ron Leclair was not in attendance.
Candidates were given three minutes to make opening remarks to address questions that came out of a survey of older adults that was circulated prior to the debate.
Questions in the survey related to keeping municipal taxes close to the rate of inflation, completion of the Maley Drive project, expanded gambling in the city, the affects of large developments such as the KED and casino on the city's watersheds, providing more autonomy to former municipalities, and lowering the age limit for adults who use the older adult centre.
Gerry Labelle served as moderator for the evening's debate.
For more information about the mayoral and city council candidates, their platforms and how to cast your vote, visit our election site, here: https://www.sudbury.com/municipal-election