Please note: The location of this debate has changed. It will now be held at the Dalhousie Alumni Theatre, same date and time.

Chamber hosting federal election candidate debate

TRURO – All five federal election candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester will participate in a debate in Truro on Oct. 6 hosted by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce.

Incumbent Conservative MP Scott Armstrong will join Liberal candidate Bill Casey, NDP Wendy Robinson, Green Party Jason Blanch and independent Kenneth Jackson on the debate panel at the Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St.

“The debate offers the community an opportunity to engage with the candidates, learning their position on a variety of topics relevant to local constituents,” said chamber president Andrew Lake. “It’s one of the many beautiful aspects of living in a democratic society; voters have an opportunity to make their voice heard by the candidates, shaping their decision on Election Day.”

Lake will moderate the hour-long evening debate. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate will get underway at 7 p.m.

The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors.

The chamber is soliciting questions from the businesses community, as well as the general public by email until 12 p.m. on Oct. 5.  Questions should be sent to [email protected].

The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 member businesses and has been the principal voice for business in the Colchester region for 125 years in matters of economic, social and political importance.