Ward 5 candidates debate in Carp this Thursday

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

CARP – It’s round two for Ward 5 candidates as they hit the Carp Mess Hall for the second public debate in the 2018 Municipal Election campaign.

The Huntley Community Association (HCA) is hosting the Oct. 4 debate at 2240 Craig Side Road starting at 7 p.m.

It’s the second opportunity for residents to hear in person the views, platforms and ideas of the three candidates: Judi Varga-Toth, James Parsons and Eli El-Chantiry following the Sept. 12 debate in Woodlawn.

A lot has happened in that short amount of time, including a tornado that devastated the community just a couple of weeks ago.

“The overall theme for this debate is vision – what kind of leadership vision does each candidate have for the kind of community we want to shape in the coming decade,” HCA Director of Communications Amy Baldry told West Carleton Online.

Organizers have already been accepting questions from the public for the debate through email and on their Facebook page (if you would like to ask a question you can do so by email here, of their Facebook page here. Questions will also be accepted at the door.

The HCA was challenged with providing a public forum for debate as well as the timing of the tornado.

“We are also mindful of the timing of this debate while clean-up is ongoing but do feel it is just as important as ever for the community to get to interact with the candidates prior to the election,” Baldry said.


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