Downtown BIZ Hosting Federal Candidates in Debate

Downtown BIZ Hosting Federal Candidates in Debate

By Sarah Klein

Downtown Federal Candidates Debate

A gathering of federal election candidates will have the topic of downtown on their minds during an upcoming debate.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will host Winnipeg Centre candidates Don Woodstock (Green Party), Pat Martin (NDP), and Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Liberal Party) on September 16 to debate issues facing the core areas.

“This is the public’s chance to hear the parties go on the record on key issues that are pivotal in moving our province, city and our downtown forward,” said Stefano Grande, Downtown BIZ executive director.

“The continued revitalization and health of our downtown is important to our 1,300 business members, and I believe, to all of Manitobans.”

Candidates will discuss key downtown issues, including long-term funding programs, employment, downtown infrastructure and transit investment, education and ending homelessness.

The forum is open to the public and will be held at Portage Place Shopping Centre from 5-7 p.m.