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BRANTFORD – This week Rogers TV Brantford begins airing the locally televised debate hosted by the Brantford Chamber of Commerce. The debate will be shared online and will be replayed several times as we head towards the October 19th federal election.

Laferriere stood firm on his commitment to good jobs, improvements to our health care system and affordability for Canadians.

“We’ve lost 3,800 good paying manufacturing jobs in Brantford Brant over the last 10 years,” said Laferriere. “1000 general jobs in the last 6 months. Temp agencies are also a major issue. It is time for a change.”

Laferriere highlighted his party’s plans to kick start the economy with innovation and hiring tax credits, lowering the small business tax and helping employers lessen their costs by capping credit card swipe fees and providing pharmacare which saves money for employers, the general public and the health care system simultaneously.

Laferriere also sent a clear signal that the ethical scandals of the Conservatives and the reputation for flip-flopping from the national Liberals are just not up to the standard of the Brantford-Brant voter.

“On October 19th you have a choice between change and status quo. We know what the option is for status quo and we know there is a false change out there too,” said Laferriere referring to the Federal Liberals under Justin Trudeau “that will say anything to get your vote. Flipping one day, flopping the next. “

Laferriere then pointed to his consistent commitments to return the retirement age to 65, make EI accessible to those who need it for training and transitioning purposes, providing affordable child care options for Canadians, food security, proper environmental assessments, restoring protection to our waterways and working with local first nations on a multitude of issues.

“Change takes hard work,” he said. “And no one has been working harder or longer on bringing that kind of change to our community over the last several years.”

The debate will be airing again at the following times with more dates to be added:

  • Tuesday September 29 – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday October 03 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Oct 10 – 12:30 PM

Local residents have the opportunity to see the following debates live:

  • Laurier Brantford Student Union Debate, 4 p.m. Sept. 30, Room 127 at the SC Johnson Building at Dalhousie and Market.
  • All-candidates’ meeting will be held at the St. George Memorial Hall Theatre, 34 Main St. S.  October 5th, doors open for a meet and greet at 6:45 p.m. The meeting runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Oct. 7, the Canadian Federation of University Women is holding an all-candidates’ meeting in the mini-theatre at North Park Collegiate beginning at 7 p.m.

A previous public debate is available online for anyone to view here: https://youtu.be/ZkZlUQHmjaE

The Rogers TV Debate will be available soon at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC22i7hNE51BtJRF7HnFN_Ag