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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guelph Provincial Election Debate Details

For the last week or so I've been trying to find details about when, if ever, there will be a local candidates debate for the Provincial election, and it took Jim Furfaro's Ward 1 blog to give me the info I needed, and the info I needed to share. Mark your calendars for June 3 at 8 pm because the Guelph candidates debate for the 2014 Provincial Election will go live to air be broadcast from Cutten Fields on Rogers channel 20. The actual debate will happen June 2.*

Here's what looks like the Rogers TV press release from Furfaro's blog:
Friday, May 16, 2014 (GUELPH) – Rogers TV, in partnership with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, presents exclusive coverage of The Local Campaign: Guelph Riding Debate Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00 PM on cable 20. The debate will air several times on the channel leading up to election day. See complete schedule below.

The debate takes place Monday, June 2 at the Cutten Fields in Guelph and will be moderated by Lloyd Longfield, President, Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Candidates will field questions from a combination of written submissions from the audience attending as well as submissions received in advance from the business community.

“This is a great opportunity to find out where the candidates in our local riding sit on the issues that matter,” says Jeremy Cook, Supervising Producer, Rogers TV. “The debate will air several times on the channel, giving viewers multiple occasions to watch before they cast their ballot on election day.”
And because June 3 just so happens to be the night of the provincially televised leaders debate, you can watch the debate at any of the following times and days as scheduled by Rogers. 
The complete schedule for the debate is as follows:

Guelph Chamber of Commerce Candidate Debate on Rogers TV, cable 20
  • Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00 PM & Midnight
  • Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM & Midnight
  • Friday, June 6 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 7 at 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 AM
Schedule is subject to change. Updated schedules will be available at www.rogerstv.com.
On Election Night, June 12, you can join me and the rest of the Gang of Four for live election coverage on CFRU 93.3 fm or cfru.ca for results province wide and from right here in Guelph. Stay tuned for more info as we refine our coverage details. 

*Correction - May 22


Scott Tracey said...

The release says the debate is June 2 (no time given) and will air for the first time on June 3, so it's not live to air.

Adam A. Donaldson said...

Duh. Reading comprehension. Thanks.