Chamber of Commerce Hosts Fireside Chat with Sudbury Mayoral Candidates

The 8 CAN district. meanwhile, organize the ward 8 debate

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With the 2022 election less than a month away, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fireside chat with five mayoral candidates on October 6.

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Four of the nine candidates running for mayor were invited to the event, including Evelyn Dutrisac, Paul Lefebvre, Miranda Rocca-Circelli and Mila Wong. To determine the participating candidates, the Chamber polled its members and the five with the most votes were selected to participate.

Current mayor Brian Bigger had also been invited, but announced on Tuesday that he had been ruled out of the election for family reasons.

“The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce urges voters in this community to exercise their option on October 24,” said Anthony Davis, Board Chair. “We hope this event will help Sudburians be better informed about the issues and what these five mayoral candidates can bring to the table.

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Jessica Pope, public affairs strategist at NOSM University and former CBC reporter, will serve as moderator for this year’s event.

With an annual budget of more than $660 million and a population of 165,000, the city’s next mayor must have a vision and a plan to move Greater Sudbury forward, Davis said. Leadership is a top priority for the more than 700 members of the Chamber, and they want to see leaders on council who will shape policies that support the conditions for growth and investment in this city.

The fireside chat takes place at Collège Boréal, in the concert hall, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

To learn more, visit sudburychamber.ca.

Ward 8 CAN hosts an election town hall meeting

Ward 8 CAN invites all residents of Ward 8 to a public meeting on October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lasalle High School. All candidates from Ward 8 were invited to attend.

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Candidates will each have a few minutes to introduce themselves. Everyone will then have the opportunity to briefly describe their top three priorities for Ward 8, as well as their top three priorities for the municipality. Finally, each contestant will answer questions submitted by the Ward 8 community.

You can submit your questions ahead of time via the Ward 8 CAN website or Facebook event page, or bring them to the event. We will be accepting questions until 6:45 p.m. on October 4. The event will be streamed live on the Ward 8 CAN event Facebook page at tinyurl.com/2p9xm88y.

Masks are optional but are strongly encouraged given current public health information. More information is available at ward8sudbury.ca/2022townhall.

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