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Election 2022: Schedule set for series of candidate debates
The 2022 municipal election is on Oct. 24.
The 2022 municipal election is on Oct. 24. Supplied

The schedule has been finalized for candidate debates in advance of the Oct. 24 municipal election.

The series of “meet and greet” meetings, organized by FocusNOTL, a grassroots political group in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will feature several two-hour debates.

All sessions will be at the Royal Canadian Legion hall, 410 King St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on each date.

Candidates will have 10 minutes to introduce themselves and present their platform, followed by a question-and-answer session. If time permits, candidates can mingle and speak to audience members one-on-one.

FocusNOTL is soliciting questions from the public and media organizations. Spokesperson Joe Accardo said people can email questions to

The schedule is as follows:

Mayoral debate

Tuesday, Sept 27: Betty Disero, Vaughn Goettler, Gary Zalepa


Session 1 – Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Gary Burroughs, Maria Mavridis, Richard Mell, Nick Ruller

Session 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 11 – John McCallum, Sandra O’Connor, Katherine Reid, Erwin Wiens

Session 3 – Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Tim Balasiuk, Allan Bisback, Wendy Cheropita, Adriana Cater (Vizzari), Alistair Harlond

Regional Councillor

Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Pat Darte, Andrea Kaiser, Paolo Miele, William Roberts