Debate of the candidates at the provincial elections in Brome-Missisquoi
The three chambers of commerce in Brome-Missisquoi territory combined their efforts to organize the ONLY debate that will be held between the candidates in Brome-Missisquoi County for the provincial elections that will take place on April 7, 2014.
This event will be held on Monday, March 31st at the Théâtre des Tournesols located at 331, chemin Brosseau in Cowansville at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. 290 tickets are available and will be divided proportionally according to the number of members of each participating chamber of commerce. The cost of the ticket is $10 for members and $15 for non members. The tickets can be obtained in one of the three chambers as follows (only 2 tickets per person will be sold):
- Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce – 316-1, chemin Knowlton, Lac-Brome.
Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday until 4 p.m.
- Chamber of Commerce of Cowansville and Region – 104, rue Sud, suite 150, Cowansville
Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Chamber of Commerce of Farnham and Region – 477, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, 3e étage, Farnham, from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Wednesday).
You may also pick up your tickets at the door.
The moderator will be Mr. Gilles Baron who is recognized for his work in previous municipal and provincial elections in Brome-Missisquoi and neighbourhood counties. The program of the debate will allow each candidate to express his or her values and platform. They will have the opportunity to answer questions from the other candidates, from the presidents of each chamber and from the audience. Each intervention will be timed to ensure impartiality.
Debate will be televised on the web
As information technology is very present in our lives, we took the decision to film the whole debate and to broadcast it in each of the chamber of commerce’s web sites which are: cclacbrome.com; chambre-cowansville.com; and ccfr.com. This will enable citizens who were not able to be at the debate on the evening of March 31 to webcast the debate.
List of candidates who are participating
The candidate of the Parti Québécois, Mr. René Beauregard, the candidate of la Coalition Avenue Québec, Mr. François Lemay and the candidate of Québec Solidaire, Mr. Benoît Van Caloen have agreed to participate in the debate. The outgoing liberal candidate, Mr. Pierre Paradis has not yet confirmed his presence. As the submission of nominations is not completed, we reserve the right to include other candidates during the debate.
General Director, Brome Lake Chamber of commerce