Timmins Chamber to host provincial candidates debate

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5/29/2014 Press Release

TIMMINS, May 29, 2014 –With the provincial election looming, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is offering the public a chance to learn more about their choices at a Meet the Candidates event on Wednesday, June 4.

To be held at O’Gorman High School at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., this free event will allow the public to submit questions for the candidates for the Timmins-James Bay riding. Questions pre-submitted by Chamber members will also be considered.
Participating in the event are candidates Gilles Bisson (Ontario New Democratic Party), Steve Black (Ontario Progressive Conservative Party) and Sylvie Fontaine (Ontario Liberal Party).

“As a service being offered to the public by the business members of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, this event is a timely opportunity to hear from the riding’s future political representatives on matters and issues that concern residents,” said Chamber President Phil Barton. “We are an apolitical organization, but we believe that everyone is well served by learning about all candidates and their platforms.”

The format of the event will allow each candidate one minute to answer each question from moderator Cheryl St-Amour, who will curate the written questions submitted by attendees.

The public can submit questions in advance to policy@timminschamber.on.ca.

About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce
With 800 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the “Voice of Business in Timmins” since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.


Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce
(705) 360-1900