Candidates’ debates next week


Nunavummiut will have plenty of chances to hear from the federal election candidates before voting day on Monday, June 28.

CBC will host an all-candidates debate at St. Jude’s Anglican Parish Hall in Iqaluit on Wednesday, June 23. Voters may listen to the debate on CBC Radio from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. eastern time.

Voters are invited to ask questions by telephone. Iqaluit residents may also attend the debate in person at Iqaluit’s parish hall.

The next day, June 24, the Nunavut-Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association will hold their own debate on health care at the parish hall at 7:30 p.m. Liberal candidate Nancy Karetak-Lindell, NDP candidate Bill Riddell and Green Party candidate Nedd Kenny are scheduled to attend.

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network plans intensive election coverage. Rick Harp and Len Kruzenga host a debate at 7:30 p.m. eastern time tonight, featuring a variety of aboriginal candidates, meeting in Winnipeg.

On Friday, June 25, Indian Affairs critics will square off from 7:30 to 9 p.m. eastern time. Hosts Rick Harp and Paul Barnsley will moderate a discussion with Andy Mitchell, the Liberal’s current DIAND minister, Conservative party critic John Duncan of Vancouver Island North, NDP critic Pat Martin of Winnipeg Centre, and Green Party critic Carl Chaboyer of Kenora, Ont.

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