For Immediate Release | May 11, 2018

As voters prepare to head to the polls this June, the Dufferin Board of Trade has reached out to the provincial candidates running for election in Dufferin-Caledon to gather responses to key business issues.

Candidates were asked to respond to a set of ten questions pertaining to the Dufferin Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber Network’s four key election priorities; Strengthening Business Competitiveness, Fostering Job Creation, Building Healthy Communities, and Improving Government Accountability. The Dufferin Young Professionals committee also included a question to the candidates. Candidates stated their positions on significant election issues such as housing, hydro rates, broadband access and affordability, the skills mismatch, the rising cost of doing business, infrastructure, and healthcare.

The candidate’s responses can be found at dufferinbot.ca/candidate-responses and have been included in their entirety and unaltered.

The Dufferin Board of Trade will be hosting two Provincial Election Forums. All candidates that have currently declared they are running in Dufferin-Caledon have been invited. The Dufferin Board of Trade has received confirmation from the Liberal, Progressive Conservative, Green, and Libertarian parties.

The forums will take place on the following dates:

May 15th, 2018 | Shelburne Legion | 6:30pm – 9pm
May 24th, 2018 | Orangeville District Secondary School | 6:30pm – 9pm

Questions from the community are being accepted at dufferinbot.ca/elections; questions must be submitted ahead of the forums; no questions will be taken from the floor.

Questions may be submitted at dufferinbot.ca/elections, or in person/mailed to:

The Dufferin Board of Trade
246372 Hockley Road
Mono, ON L9W 6K4
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon-Fri.

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Media Contact

Nick Lumia, Communications and Policy Analyst

Dufferin Board of Trade

519.941.0490 ext 206 | nick@dufferinbot.ca