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ELECTION 2015: Seniors hosting next federal all candidate in Kamloops

Federal Candidates in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding. (Clockwise, top left) Bill Sundhu, Cathy McLeod, Steve Powrie and Matt Greenwood.
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October 05, 2015 - 11:55 AM

KAMLOOPS – The Centre for Senior’s information will be hosting the next Kamloops federal election all candidates debate.

The forum will be taking place Wednesday, Oct. 7, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for Seniors Information activity centre at 9A 1800 Tranquille Rd. in the Brock Shopping Centre.

The Senior Centre's executive director Brenda Prevost says while there are four preselected questions chosen by the National Association of Federal Retirees, the forum is open to everyone and their questions.

“We haven't only sent out notices just to seniors. We really want people to be able to come out,” she says, adding students from Thompson Rivers University will likely be attending also.

All four federal candidates have agreed to attend the debate moderated by former Kamloops mayor Mel Rothenberger.

Prevost explains the preselected questions will be staggered in between questions from the general public. There will be an open mic for people to ask questions, plus written questions will be collected during the forum.

Prevost says she hopes for a large turnout as this is the only forum taking place on the North Shore.

A forum hosted by Thompson Rivers University’s Student Union will not be taking place tomorrow, Oct. 5.

The candidates running in the upcoming federal election in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding include incumbent Conservative Cathy McLeod, New Democrat Bill Sundhu, Green Party candidate Matt Greenwood and Liberal Steve Powrie.

Election day is on Monday, Oct. 19, with four advance polls each day from Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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