Hot-topics discussed at all-candidate forum

Photo: (left to right) Liberal Patt Pimm, Green Party’s Liz Logan, Independent Arthur Hadland and NDP Jackie Allen answer questions at the all-candidate forum on Tuesday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

Four out of five candidates attended the all-candidate forum at the Northern Grande Hotel on Tuesday night.

Liberal Pat Pimm, NDP Jackie Allen, Green Party’s Liz Logan and Independent Arthur Hadland answered over 20 questions from concerned residents. Questions ranged from aboriginal relations to health care in the region.

Here’s a part of each candidate’s opening speech, starting with Pimm, followed by Logan, Hadland and Allen.

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Refederation Party candidate Sue Arnston did not attend the forum. The hot topic of the night was not just the oil and gas industry in the area, but the proposed Site-C dam on the Peace River.  Liz Logan, Arthur Hadland and Jackie Allen all came out against the mega project, while Pat Pimm stated he would go along with what the current consultation recommends.

The next all-candidate forum will be held on May 4th at the Hudson’s Hope Community Hall, from 7 to 9pm.

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