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Voters invited to hear from LKM candidates

There's an all candidates event on Tuesday night in Watford.

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) has invited the eight candidates running in the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex by-election to discuss crucial issues affecting the region.

The CFFO said residents will have the chance to hear the candidates platforms, ask questions and discuss their community's future.

Doors open at 7 p.m. at the East Lambton Community Complex on Centennial Avenue. Speeches are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

An all candidates is also planned for Wednesday, April 24 in Strathroy at the Portuguese Canadian Club on York Street.

The session, being organized by the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce, is on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

You can submit your questions to

On Friday, candidates will meet in Dresden at the Old Czech Hall on St. John Street East.  The event, hosted by the concerned citizens of North Kent, begins at 7 p.m.

Chatham-Kent Councillor Steve Pinsonneault is running for the Progressive Conservatives, Mayor of Lucan-Biddulph Cathy Burghardt-Jesson is running for the Liberals, Kathryn Shailer is representing the NDP, registered respiratory therapist Andraena Tilgner is running for the Green Party, Dr. Keith Benn will represent the New Blue Party of Ontario, Stephen Campbell is running for the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party, Cynthia Workman is running for the Ontario Party, and Hilda Walton is representing the Family Rights Party.

Several of the candidates recently took part in debate hosted by the Lambton, Kent and Middlesex Federations of Agriculture. You can watch the discussion online.

Election day is May 2 and advance voting is already underway. Visit Elections Ontario online to find out where to cast your ballot.

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