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2014-05-05 at 13:54

Invites sent to leaders for Northern Ontario debate

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

If the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and the Northern Policy Institute have their way, Ontario’s three political party leaders will host a regional debate on May 26 in Thunder Bay.

Premier Kathleen Wynne, Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath each indicated last month they would participate in a debate focusing solely on Northern Ontario issues

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pc says:
Wynne challenged them and the 2 accepted. So if she changes her mind it is just another reason to not trust the liberals.
5/7/2014 4:18:10 PM
jonthunder says:
Who will moderate this possible farce?
5/5/2014 6:16:20 PM
ranma says:
They won't show and they won't care. We have a grand total of 7 ridings, if you count all the way to Sudbury. Why would you bother having a debate in an area where the votes just don't matter.

Sure we might be the economic future of this province, but until we can get 7 million people up here to vote, Toronto and Ottawa will be their big concern. We will continue to be treated like dirt.
5/5/2014 5:45:22 PM
j_northey says:
It would be nice if they'd invite the Green Party leader as well, given the Green Party has been running candidates in every riding for awhile now and has reached 7% overall before (which in most systems would result in 7+ seats).
5/5/2014 4:16:11 PM
tsb says:
The Libertarians are also running a nearly-full slate. We should open the debate up to them as well, or at least allow them to submit a recorded statement on their northern Ontario policy issues.
5/5/2014 6:38:15 PM
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