The six candidates slated to participate in an all-candidates’ meeting hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 25, include, top row, left to right, Bob Chamberlin, NDP; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; and bottom row, left to right, John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Greens; Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party. (GREG SAKAKI/NEWS BULLETIN file photos)

First Nanaimo-Ladysmith all-candidates’ meeting is today

Six candidates expected to debate issues Thursday, April 25, at the Beban Park social centre

  • Apr. 24, 2019 12:00 a.m.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection voters, undecided or decided, can get a look at all the major candidates in one place.

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce hosts an all-candidates’ debate on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre.

“The community has come to expect this from the chamber so we are pleased to offer an event that we’re becoming very well-practised at,” said Kim Smythe, chamber CEO, in a press release. “This will be our fifth such event within the past two years.”

Participating candidates will include Bob Chamberlin, NDP; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; Paul Manly, Greens; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; and Brian Marlatt, Progressive Canadian Party.

A candidate meet-and-greet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Beban social centre leading up to the debate.

As well, there will be an all-candidates’ meeting hosted by the South End Community Association on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harbour City Theatre.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection is May 6 and advance voting will be April 26-29. For more information on how and where to vote, click here.

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