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Tri-Cities Chamber to host virtual debates for region's two federal election ridings

On Sept. 7, those running for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam will get the chance to answer questions submitted by residents.
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Microphone and podium.

The first known debates for 2021 federal election candidates in the Tri-Cities are set in stone for the night of Sept. 7.

A pair of virtual debates for the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam ridings will be hosted by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce (TCCC).

The non-profit organization that represents about 900 businesses across the region is encouraging constituents in both ridings to participate by submitting questions for the candidates on an issue that matters most to them or a subject they wish to address.

According to the TCCC, both will be livestreamed on its Facebook page in order to meet current COVID-19 health and safety protocols on organized gatherings and to ensure everyone gets a chance to view the debates.

Each riding's respective forum will be 75 minutes long.

Candidates who have confirmed their attendance with the TCCC are as follows (in alphabetical order):

COQUITLAM-PORT COQUITLAM

  • Katerina Anastasiadis - Conservative
  • Laura Dupont - NDP
  • Ron McKinnon - Liberal (incumbent)

Debate set for Sept. 7, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

PORT MOODY-COQUITLAM

  • Will Davis - Liberal
  • Nelly Shin - Conservative (incumbent)
  • Bonita Zarrillo - NDP

This debate will follow the first from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

For more information about the debates or to email a question for the candidates, you can visit the TCCC's website.

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