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GODERICH – Voters will get an opportunity to listen to candidates vying for provincial election in the Huron Bruce riding, in an all-candidates meeting co-hosted by Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron, and the Huron Perth Association of Realtors.

Provincial Candidates Event PosterThe all-candidates meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Lakeshore United Church, 56 North St., Goderich. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

“We are very please to partner with two local organizations and contribute to the democratic process by providing a forum for voters to educate themselves on each candidate’s position,” said Heather Boa, who is the operations manager for the Huron Chamber of Commerce.

Each candidate will have three minutes to present opening remarks, followed by questions and answer, and three minutes of closing remarks. Questions posed to the candidates will be a combination of questions submitted online to the Chamber and written questions gathered from the audience. The questions may be asked by the moderator, with a select number of previewed questions returned to the members of the audience to ask. There will be no questions from the floor that have not been previewed by the all-candidates meeting committee.

Shelley Blackmore of Ontario Liberal Party, Laurie Hazzard of Ontario NDP, Matt Kennedy of New Blue Ontario, Independent Ron Stephens and Lisa Thompson of PC Party of Ontario have confirmed attendance as of Thursday, May 12. Other registered candidates include: Bruce Eisen of Ontario Alliance, Gerrie Huenemoerder of Ontario Party, and Matthew Van Ankum of Green Party of Ontario.

In an attempt to curb the spread of COVID, wearing of masks is encouraged and there will be no refreshments afterwards.

This meeting will be livestreamed on the Chamber’s Facebook page facebook.com/huronchamber and recorded by sponsor FauxPop Media for Hay and HuronTel Channel One.