Kamloops candidates spar over regional issues

By Jill Sperling
April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

KAMLOOPS — For the first time this election all nine candidates in the two Kamloops ridings gathered in one room to discuss their stances on a variety of issues.

The media sponsored all-candidates forum gave area residents an opportunity to ask their questions.

Topics included healthcare, the economy, education, and the KGHM Ajax copper gold mine.

WATCH: Jill Sperling gives us a breakdown of the debate

Voters have plenty to think about heading into the May 9th election, and once the dust settled at last night's forum area residents had gathered a little more information to base their decisions.

It was a vocal crowd of spectators that were eager to ask, or shout, their questions.

Many were looking to hear more on specific issues before casting their vote.

WATCH: Reaction to the debate from those in the audience

EXTENDED: Click here to watch the full forum broadcast

The media consortium sponsoring this forum were CBC Kamloops, CFJC Today, and Kamloops This Week.

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