Change of venue for Cumberland–Colchester federal election debate

TRURO – A federal election debate hosted by the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 6 is being moved to a larger venue.

The event, featuring all five candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester, will now be held at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Alumni Theatre inside Cumming Hall, 62 Cumming Dr., Bible Hill.


The debate was originally scheduled to be held at the Marigold Cultural Centre in downtown Truro.


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.

Chamber president Andrew 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, sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors.

The chamber is soliciting questions in advance of the debate 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.