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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule is as follows:
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
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Pat Darte, Andrea Kaiser, Paolo Miele, William Roberts