A debate between the Barrington-Argyle candidates will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Barrington Municipal High School.
A second debate for Argyle-Barrington provincial candidates will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Barrington Municipal High School.
Moderated by Joan Bower, the debate is expected to feature all three candidates for the new riding.
At a similar forum held in Tusket on Thursday, Sept. 26, electoral boundaries, the economy, tourism and the former regional development authority were among the topics discussed.
While Liberal Kent Blades and Progressive Conservative Chris d’Entremont took part in that event – held at École secondaire de Par-en-Bas – NDP candidate Kenn Baynton did not. Forum moderator Réal Boudreau said he received an email from Baynton at 5:30 p.m., an hour-and-a-half before the forum’s 7 p.m. start time, saying he was “on an emergency call for the Municipality of Barrington” and would be unable to attend. (Baynton is bylaw enforcement officer for the Municipality of Barrington.)
The Barrington debate will get started at 7 p.m.
It is being billed as an opportunity to address issues affecting western Shelburne County.