Councilor candidates debates planned for St. Marys and Perth South


  • Community   Wednesday, September 21, 2022   Frank Doyle



By Frank Doyle
Voters will have another opportunity to get to know their candidates for Council with two announcements this week. As you know the Independent Newspaper is accepting questions from readers that will be sent to the candidates which will be published prior to the election.
Meanwhile, the Stratford Chamber of Commerce have announced that they will be holding a candidates debate at the PRC on Thursday October 6. The event is planned from 7 PM to 9 PM. The Chamber’s General Manager Eddie Matthews will be the moderator and those in attendance will have the opportunity to write out questions that night.
The format is for School Trustees to give a short presentation and then the Council candidates will have a three minute time line to introduce themselves. After all the questions have been asked, the candidates will have two minutes to sum up. After the debate the candidates will have a “meet and greet” with audience members.
The evening will be live streamed on St. Marys Radio's Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Perth South voters will have a chance to question their candidates on Wednesday October 5. The event, sponsored by Norm and Cindy Bilyea, Bill and Agnes Denham and John and Mary McIntosh, will be held at the Downie Optimist Hall in St. Pauls starting at 7 PM.