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Politicians to Discuss Bipole III Over Beers

June 21, 2011 7:15 AM | News


Wouldn’t it be nice if that whole Bipole III debate could be settled over some beers?

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is attempting to somewhat do that during their “Beers and Bipole” event next week.

On Monday, June 27, the CTF will host Liberal leader Jon Gerrard and Progressive Conservative Leader Hugh McFadyen for a panel discussion on Bipole III. The provincial NDP haven’t confirmed attendance.

The free public event will feature a 10-minute speech by each party representative, followed by questions from the floor.

The discussion will get underway at the Holiday Inn Airport West, 2520 Portage Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m.

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