This meeting will be a four-way face-off among local provincial candidates on provincial energy policy, including the Green Energy Act, with emphasis on the power supply mix, local impacts, local control and costs to the consumer.
Invited and confirmed participants include Leona Dombrowsky (Liberal), Sherry Hayes (NDP), Treat Hull (Green) and Todd Smith (PC). The format will include position statements by the candidates, questions from a panel of well-respected journalists and questions from the public.
The moderater will be Richard Johnston, owner of By Chadsey’s Cairns winery, former MPP, former President of Centennial College and current Chair of the Great Waterway Tourist Region. Panelists will include Steve Campbell (County Magazine), Rick Conroy (Wellington Times) and Stevie Camerson, journalist and author of On the Take, who has strong County connections.
The meeting has been organized by an ad hoc citizens’ group committed to thoughtful and engaged political discussion and includes people who collectively have voted for all four invited political parties. It will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Picton United Church, 12 Chapel Street, at 7 pm.
This will be your best chance to size up the candidates and their parties on what may be the most important election issue in rural Ontario. Please make plans to attend this important event.