The Acadia Students’ Union held a debate for Kings South candidates Oct. 1. From left are Sheila Richardson, Green; ASU president Matthew Rios; Ramona Jennex NDP; and Keith Irving, Liberal. The fourth Kings South candidate was invited, but chose not to attend. - Submitted
Three of the four Kings South candidates answered questions from students in a forum hosted by the Acadia Students’ Union Oct. 1.
Keith Irving with the Liberals, Sheila Richardson with the Greens and incumbent Ramona Jennex with the NDP participated in the forum. PC candidate Shane Buchan was invited, but declined to attend, said Acadia Students’ Union president Matthew Rios.
“(There were) a good group of students attending, asking questions ranging from post-secondary education funding to economic development to green energy,” Rios said.
“Happy to see the Liberals, NDP, and Green parties represented, disappointed that the PCs opted out of the forum. At the end of the day, we were happy with the dialogue created by the candidates and hope it translates into students voting.”
Rios added that a large number of students have already been voting in the advance polling stations on campus.