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WATCH: Sudbury candidates spar in election debate

Chamber of Commerce hosts first of two all-candidates events

June 7 — a.k.a. Election Day — looms closer. 

In the wider race, in the latest polls the Conservatives continue to hold onto the majority of support, and fairly comfortably at that. However, in recent days, that comfortable lead in the polls has softened and dipped, as the NDP star starts to rise. 

NDP support has climbed four or five percentage point since May 18, while the Tory support has fallen by about the same amount. 

Liberal support, which was flatlined in the mid-20 percentage points for weeks, has fallen to the low 20s in the past couple of weeks. 

It seems a forgone conclusion at this point, pundits say, that Ontario has seen its last Liberal government for a little while.

In the Sudbury riding, a poll hasn't been commissioned that we've seen so it's hard to gauge how things are breaking down here. That said, you'll get some help deciding for yourself which candidate is for you (and which aren't) at tonight's Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce all-candidates event.

The debate is being held at Collège Boréal starting at 7 p.m. tonight. 

If you can't make it, don't worry — Sudbury.com has you covered. We'll be bringing you livestream coverage of tonight's debate that you can watch right here on Sudbury.com.

Confirmed for tonight's debate is: 

  • Glenn Thibeault (Ontario Liberal Party)
  • Troy Crowder (PC Party of Ontario)
  • Jamie West (Ontario NDP/NPD)
  • David Robinson (Green Party of Ontario)
  • Mila Chavez Wong (Consensus Ontario)
  • David Popescu (Independent)

The chamber is still waiting to hear from David Sylvestre (None of the Above Party) and James Wendler (Libertarian).

The chamber is hosting a debate in Nickel Belt as well. That will be held May 29 at Cousin Vinny's, starting at 7 p.m.

The events are sponsored by the Sudbury Real Estate Board. Chamber members and the public can visit sudburychamber.ca to find more information.