Along with signs and canvassing, one of the sure indications that you're in the middle of an election season is the announcement of debates. As per usual, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of debates for all the candidates from the various wards and the mayor races. In addition, the University of Guelph will be hosting its own electoral debate/get-together at the end of the month. Below find the details of the upcoming announced debates.
This is the post from the Guelph Chamber blog:
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Rogers Cable TV to moderate ward and mayoral debates again to prepare for the municipal election on October 27th. The venue will be the Council Chambers at City Hall. Rogers and the Guelph Chamber are providing these opportunities to ask questions and to be informed of candidate's positions. All debates will be replayed until the election, with dates and times to be announced on Rogers' website www.rogerstv.com.
Below is a schedule for Ward debates, to which we are inviting candidates and the public.
Ward 1 6pm - 7 pm (60 minute) 5 candidates
Ward 3 7:30pm - 9pm (90 minute) 6 candidates
Ward 2 6pm - 7pm (60 minutes) 5 Candidates
Ward 4 7:30pm - 9pm (90 minutes) 7 Candidates
Ward 6 6pm - 7pm (60 minutes) 5 candidates
Ward 5 7:30pm - 9pm (90 minutes) 6 Candidates
Thursday October 9
Mayoral Debate (6:00pm - 7:30pm)
In other debate news, the University of Guelph group Community Engagement and Global Citizenship is hosting a debate for mayoral candidates followed by a meet and greet with Wards 5 and 6 candidates on Tuesday September 30 in the University Centre courtyard from 12 to 2:30 pm.