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Posted: June 26, 2019

Conservative candidate challenges MP to series of debates

Conservative candidate for Member of Parliament in Kootenay-Columbia, Rob Morrison, has issued a challenge to all candidates to attend a series of debates, in multiple riding communities leading up to the fall federal election (Monday, Oct. 21).

“I have spent the last two years traveling throughout our riding, meeting with folks and hearing their stories,” said Morrison. “They have made it clear that they want to have their voices heard before the election. I agree with them wholeheartedly and believe that it is our duty as candidates to make ourselves available to constituents and in their home towns. Folks should not have to travel more than 30 minutes to participate in democracy. Those candidates unwilling to participate in each one of these debates are signalling that they don’t value the voices of the Constituency. Kootenay-Columbians deserve better representation than that and I am committed to participating in each of these debates. Time will tell if our current MP agrees with Conservatives on this.”

Morrison added, ”Kootenay-Columbians will be looking to make an informed decision on Election Day and these debates will provide an important opportunity to discuss the current MP’s voting record, which requires some explaining. By planning these events well in advance there will be no excuse for Mr. Stetski to miss a single debate.”

Morrison’s campaign manager Wesly Graham, is proposing the formation of a committee, comprised of one representative from each candidate, tasked to work with debate organizers to set a schedule that will provide debates in a minimum of 12 communities in the riding.

CPC campaign staff are actively reaching out to all known candidates and will follow up with the Green Party and Liberal Party once those candidates have been announced, Graham explained.

Lead image: Rob Morrison taking part in the 2019 Sam Steele Days Parade. e-KNOW file photo

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