Debate Draws Small Crowd

CKE Candidates Ken Bell, Dan Gelinas, Terry Johnson and Rick Nicholls. June 2 2014. (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

Jobs and quality of life continue to be the big issues debated by candidates vying for a spot in the next provincial government.

Candidates for both Lambton-Kent Middlesex and Chatham-Kent Essex took part in Monday’s Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce debate.

Mike Spurrell came for the Lambton-Kent debate. He wants to see some action on his biggest concern. “The debate was about the things everybody is worried about. And hydro is probably one of the biggest.”

PC candidate Monte McNaughton feels staying on message is key in a debate. “It’s good to get our plan out there. I think the PC party has a clear plan to create jobs, balance budgets and reduce the price of hydro for families, seniors and manufacturers.”

Neither Libertarian candidate was in attendance. Advance polls are currently open, election day is June 12.