Chamber limits which political parties can take part in their all candidate event.

By Staff

May 12, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce will be holding an all candidates event on May 19th, 2022.

It starts at 7:30 am – will take place at the Holiday Inn.

The Chamber has sponsored this event for all the federal and provincial elections for decades.

It isn’t an actual debate – those attending can write out a question which gets screened – the objective is to merge similar questions.

The Gazette learned late yesterday that the New Blue Conservative party had asked to take part in the event and were turned away.

Progressive Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats and the Green Party are understood to be taking part.

 

The political party that didn’t get invited

It was too late in the day to ask questions of the Chamber.

Our question is: Why?

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1 comment to Chamber limits which political parties can take part in their all candidate event.

  • Stephen White

    The Chamber sponsors a Candidates’ debate obstensibly to provide a forum through which voters can hear the candidates and learn about their respective parties’ platform. However, not all the candidates whose names appear on the ballot on June 2nd are invited. This is hardly fair.

    How do we spell “hypocrisy”? Oh yeah: Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Shameful!

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