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2014-05-05 at 13:54

Invites sent to leaders for Northern Ontario debate

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By Leith Dunick,

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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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
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
jonthunder says:
Who will moderate this possible farce?
5/5/2014 6:16:20 PM
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
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