Chamber to host byelection debate

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October 30, 2014 9:35 AM

Debate kicks off at 7 p.m., Nov. 4, at the Civic Centre

What are you doing next Tuesday?

Well, if you’re not doing anything and want to get to know the five people running in the Nov. 13 byelection in Saskatchewan, than the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce has the perfect night for you.

Pat Tenney, executive director of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce, said in an interview that everyone in the constituency is invited to the Civic Centre on Nov. 4 for the chamber’s byelection debate.

“This event isn’t just for chamber members, but it’s for everyone in the constituency who wants to come out and hear the candidates speak,” she said.

“So, if you are in Marshall, Paradise Hill, St. Walburg, we encourage you to come out to the event.”

As to why people should come out and watch the debate, Tenney said that getting informed on the issues can be helpful heading into a voting booth on Nov. 13.

“I think that it’s important to hear what people have to say, so that way the voters can stay informed before everyone goes to the voting booth for the upcoming byelection,” she said.

Tenney said that the night will run in a forum style, with candidates being able to have opening remarks before the moderator, who hasn’t been named, takes over and begins switching from questions they prepared to questions from the floor.

“People in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates after the forum has been concluded,” said Tenney.

The forum will start at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4, and will run for approximately an hour and a half to two hours, according to Tenney.

Tenney said that all candidates have been invited to the forum. The candidates for the upcoming byelection are as follows: Luke Bonsan, Green Party; Wayne Byers, New Democratic Party; Randall Edge, Progressive Conservative Party; Darrin Lamoureux, Saskatchewan Liberal Party; and Colleen Young, Saskatchewan Party.

The event is free to attend.

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