Opinion-Policy Nexus

Published on Sept. 26, 2015, in the Guelph Mercury.

GUELPH — The Guelph Chamber of Commerce debate Tuesday will be the first time in this federal election campaign that all four mainstream party candidates will square off.

The Guelph candidates from the Liberal, New Democrat, Green and Conservative parties have confirmed they will be attending the event, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Cutten Fields.

Since the marathon federal election campaign was called Aug. 2, there have been three events in Guelph that invited candidates into the same room to discuss local and federal issues. However, not all candidates were able to attend these events. In some cases, not all candidates were invited.

On Sept. 10, Fair Vote Canada held an "all-candidates" meeting to discuss the merits of switching to a proportional representation electoral system and scrapping the current first-past-the-post system. Only Gord Miller of the Green party, Andrew Seagram of the New Democratic Party and Lloyd Longfield of the Liberal Party were in attendance.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 17:25