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Transport Futures to hold election debate

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Transport Futures to hold election debate

TORONTO — Transport Futures has announced it will be holding a pre-election debate Sept. 17 to highlight transportation issues.

The election is expected to be called shortly with Oct. 21 targeted as election day. Candidates representing the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, Greens and People’s Party have been invited to the debate to discuss their respective transport strategies pertaining to roads, rail and goods movement; urban transit, intercity travel and smart mobility; air and marine policy; taxes, funding and financing; and leadership, governance and communications.

The debate will take place at Innis Town Hall on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, with Ben Spurr, transportation reporter for the Toronto Star, serving as moderator. Delegates will have the opportunity to submit their questions to the politicians following the formal discussion. The debate starts at 7 p.m.

Sponsors include the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, 407 ETR and the Ontario Good Roads Association.

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