Public forum for candidates to be held two weeks before election

Lisa Goudy
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Moose Jaw North Progressive Conservative Party candidate Rick Swenson (left), Moose Jaw Wakamow incumbent and NDP candidate Deb Higgins, and Moose Jaw North NDP candidate Derek Hassen speak during the Moose Jaw & District Labour Council all-candidates forum on Oct. 27, 2011. Times-Herald photo by Carter Haydu

The public has a chance to ask questions of council candidates running in the Oct. 24 municipal election.

The Kinsmen Club of Moose Jaw will hold a public forum for candidates of city council on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Auditorium at Peacock Collegiate. There is no admission charge for audience members or candidates.

“It’s an opportunity for candidates to put their platforms before the public and opportunities for the electorate to see what the candidates are like,” said chairman Russ McKnight. ”It’s important to get involved with the voting. It is for awareness and an enabler for candidates and the public.”

Candidates for mayor will have five minutes each to speak to the audience. Council candidates will have three minutes each. After all candidates have spoken, the audience will have a chance to comment and to ask questions.

“Everybody gets a chance to say something,” said McKnight. “It’s about the only opportunity for everybody.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Kinsmen Club of Moose Jaw, Times-Herald

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