Byelection Candidates Draw Packed House to BWVRA Meeting

An estimated 300 people packed the hall at Runnymede United Church Wednesday, September 6th to question candidates running to replace MPP Gerard Kennedy in the riding of Parkdale High Park.

Many stood for over two hours to question and listen to the candidates from parties large and small. The bulk of the questions were directed at Liberal candidate Sylvia Watson on the issues of health care, education funding, and property taxation.

But, equal time was given to all candidates, who included Cheri DiNovo (NDP), David Hutcheon (PC), Frank DeJong (Green), Sylvio Ursomarzo (Freedom Party), Jim McIntosh (Libertarian), John Turmel (Independent).

Many of candidates commended voters for taking the time to come to meet those seeking their support and engaging in the democratic process. The vote will be held September 14th.

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