The only debate for Wallaceburg and North Kent canddidates is taking place tonight (Oct. 16) in Wallaceburg.
Wallaceburg’s radio station 99.1 and the Wallaceburg and District Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a debate for the council candidates in Ward 4 and Ward 5.
The North Kent candidates will be on the hot-seat from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Wallaceburg candidates at the plate from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A reminder to check out our No Bull feature as well, where you can listen to the Mayoroal, Wallaceburg and North Kent candidate responses to 10 of our 10 questions, here is a run down:
1 – Jobs and Economic Development
Question: “Give an example how you specifically plan to improve economic development in the community?”
2- Mayor’s and Councillor’s Role
Question: “What do you feel your job description is as (Mayor/Councillor)?”
3 – The Chatham-Kent Budget
Question: “Each year, Chatham-Kent council deliberates a multi-million dollar budget and subsequently the community operates every day with those budget guidelines. Cuts are always debated, and sometimes approved and sometimes turned aside. If you had to make a major cut, where would it come from?”
4 – Illegal drugs in Chatham-Kent
Question: “With police reports routinely containing drugs busts and drug-related arrests and social media chatter and discussion among the community often talking about “the drug problem” in the community… what is your stance on this? Is there a problem and can this be fixed?”
5 – Ward boundaries and size of council
Question: “A corporate review of the Municipality was conducted a few years ago, where some options were posed to council, which included: reducing the size of council and changing Ward boundaries. Would you want to see either of these changes implemented in the future?”
6 – Municipal service review
Question: “The Municipal service review was a practice that started recently in Chatham-Kent. Do you feel any cost savings was achieved with this process and is this service review something that should continue?”
7 – Healthcare
Question: “Healthcare has been a hot-topic over the years with the Sydenham Campus, provincial cuts, physician recruitment and healthcare services provided in the community with more of a team approach. What can you do if elected to ensure the community receives good, quality, healthcare?”
8 – Agriculture across Chatham-Kent
Question: “Agriculture is big business in Chatham-Kent; with green houses, value added agriculture and processing, exporting and agri-business. How do you plan on supporting the Ag. sector?”
9 – Candidates weaknesses
Question: “What are your weaknesses?”
10 – Tourism
Question: “What are your ideas to increase tourism in the community (your Ward)?”