News — 30 September 2015

By Dryden Observer Staff

The 2015 federal election is too close to call and on Sept. 30 Dryden will get the chance to meet their candidates, ask questions and see where the candidates and their parties stand on the issues that matter close to home

The all-candidates forum will be held at The Centre and will commence at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the third local debate in the riding following one held in Red Lake last week and one in Sioux Lookout on Sept. 29. A final debate will be held on Oct. 7 in Kenora.

NDP candidate Howard Hampton has recently taken up the cause of lowering gas prices in the North, promising action against what he calls unfair price gouging at the pumps.

Liberal candidate Bob Nault was critical this week of the NDP’s plan to raise corporate taxes, which he believes will kill jobs and slow the economy. Nault questioned how the NDP plans to pay for all the promises they have made including more child care spaces and new infrastructure development.

Conservative candidate and incumbent Greg Rickford was also recently critical of the NDP plan which he says will raise taxes on job creating businesses, workers and families. Rickford said during global economic turmoil the Conservatives would continue to pursue a low-tax, balanced budget plan to create jobs and growth.

With many issues to discuss the all-candidates forum in Dryden is sure to be an important one. Everyone is encouraged to attend

The federal election will be held on Oct. 19.



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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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