Students at Central Peel Secondary School will experience municipal politics first-hand as the school hosts an all candidates debate on Oct. 16. Seven of the leading mayoral candidates will participate in the student-run event.
“This is a great opportunity to expose our students to the Canadian electoral process,” says Lawrence DeMaeyer, principal of Central Peel. “By allowing students to learn more about their local government, we help them grow as citizens in their community.”
The candidates participating in the debate are:
- Jacqueline Bell
- Susan Fenell
- Muhammad Haque
- Linda Jeffrey
- Don McLeod
- Hargy Randhawa
- Devinder S. Sangha
The candidates will debate a variety of local issues including: plans for improving transit service to Toronto, the city’s financial challenges and post-secondary opportunities for youth.
The debate will take place from 8:30 to 9:35 a.m. in the school auditorium at Central Peel Secondary School, located at 32 Kennedy Rd. North in Brampton.
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