Provincial Election Candidate Forums

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is proud to host Candidate Election Forums for all levels of government anytime an election has been called. We help bring together candidates from all major parties to field questions from our guest moderators.

570 News Provincial Election Candidate Forums Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Ontario Educate LearnWe are proud to be able to offer these great political forums with the help of our Media Sponsor 570 News and our moderators Eric Drozd and Glenn Pelletier.

Our priority provincial issues include:

  • Cutting red tape for businesses
  • Solving the Provincial Skills Shortage
  • Ensuring an affordable energy supply
  • Funding for health care
  • Fair tendering legislation on publicly funded infrastructure projects

2014 Provincial Candidate Forums:

Riding of Kitchener-Waterloo

Candidates (L to R):

Catherine Fife – Ontario NDP
Stacey Danckert – Ontario Green Party
Tracey Weiler – Ontario PC
Jamie Burton – Ontario Liberal Party

Moderator: Glenn Pelletier, 570 News

Riding of Kitchener-Conestoga

Candidates (L-R):

Wayne Wright – Liberal Party of Ontario
Michael Harris – Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
James Villeneuve – NDP
David Weber – Green Party of Ontario

Riding of Kitchener Centre

Candidates: (L-R)

Ronnie Smith, Ontario Green Party
Wayne Wettlaufer, Ontario Progressive Conservatives
Margarete Johnston, Ontario New Democratic Party
Daiene Vernile, Ontario Liberal Party

Moderator: Eric Drozd, 570 News

2:47 – Opening Remarks
10:38 – Municipal Issues: Fair Tendering, Rapid Transit Funding, Highway 7 expansion, Two-way GO Train service
36:45 – Economy: Budget Deficit, Workforce Skills Development, Hydro Rates, Foreign Trained Workers
1:09:40 – Education: Post Secondary Enrollment and Infrastructure Development, Number of Apprentices
1:27:50 Health Care – Cambridge Memorial Hospital Expansion funding, Expansion of Ontario’s public dental programs, Local Health Integration Networks