Recently, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Kawartha Manufacturers Association, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Association of Realtors, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Homebuilders Association, Women’s Business Network and Peterborough & District Construction Association collaborated to host a federal candidates debate on business & the economy.
In the 2.5 hour time frame, the candidates for the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, People's Party and Green Party presented their position on about 15 issues. Among the issues discussed were trade, small business taxation, environment, innovation, housing, agrifood, debt, workforce, diversity of workforce, mortgage stress test, the carbon tax, and infrastructure.
The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce also sent the candidates a survey based on the Canadian
Chamber's Vote Prosperity platform.
The above chart is the candidate's answers to three of the seven questions.
You can learn more about the candidates and the Vote Prosperity Platform at peterboroughchamber.ca
Candidates for the Peterborough-Kawartha Riding:
Maryam Monsef - Liberal Party of Canada
Michael Skinner - Conservative Party of Canada
Candace Shaw - NDP
Andrew MacGregor - Green Party of Canada
Alexander Murphy - People's Party of Canada
Ken Ranney - Stop Climate Change Party
Robert Bowers - Independent
Candidates for the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Riding:
Jamie Schmale - Conservative Party of Canada
Judi Forbes - Liberal Party of Canada
Barbara Doyle - NDP
Elizabeth Fraser - Green Party of Canada
Gene Balfour - People's Party of Canada
Candidates for the Northumberland-Peterborough South:
Kim Rudd - Liberal Party of Canada
Philip Lawrence - Conservative Party of Canada
Mallory MacDonald - NDP
Jeff Wheeldon - Green Party of Canada
Frank Vaughan - People's Party of Canada