Chamber of Commerce to Host Federal Election Candidate Forums

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2015


Chamber of Commerce to Host Federal Election Candidate Forums

Kitchener, ON – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 570 News, has organized a set of four Federal Election Candidate Forums for the ridings of Kitchener Centre, Kitchener-Conestoga, Kitchener South-Hespler, and Waterloo. The Chamber Candidate Forums aim to bring the business community’s questions and concerns front and centre before the candidates in order to understand where each party and candidate stands on the issues important to business.

“The Chamber Federal Election Candidate Forums is the business community’s opportunity to stand up and ask each major political party and their candidates to put forth their stance on issues of importance to Waterloo Region businesses,” says Greater KW Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Ian McLean.

The Federal Election Candidate Forums will be held in locations throughout Waterloo Region on separate dates. Below are the times and locations of the 4 Candidate Forums:

Kitchener South-Hespler

Monday, September 28th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Waterloo Region Police Association, 1128 Rife Rd, Cambridge


Tuesday, September 29th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St. S., Elmira

Kitchener Centre

Wednesday, September 30th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, Kitchener


Thursday, October 1st – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Centre for International Governance Innovation, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo

Chamber members are encouraged to submit questions that will be asked of the candidates, to either our CEO/President, Ian McLean or our V.P. of Advocacy, Art Sinclair.

Ian McLean –

Art Sinclair –

These Candidate Election Forum will be live streamed and recorded for future listening for all constituents in the Greater Kitchener Waterloo area. Admission is free, space is limited.

With over 1800 members, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited chamber of commerce in Ontario. The Chamber is dedicated to enterprise productivity and regional prosperity. Since 1886, it has been the voice of business in Greater Kitchener Waterloo.


For further information contact:

David Tubbs, Marketing & Communications Lead

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce



Art Sinclair, VP of Advocacy

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce