Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – Meeting/Debate Will Start at 7:00 p.m – Will end at 9:00 p.m.
Information for Candidates:
Please note that due to the large number of candidates, we ask that you operate within within the following framework.
Candidates are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. and be seated by 7:00 p.m.
Candidates are encouraged to linger from 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. to answer any specfic questions
Candidates will be given signs with their name on one side and both their name and any party affiliation on the other. They should choose which side to display to the audience.
Candidates will be given 30 seconds at the beginning to introduce themselves.
Candidates will be given 90 seconds to make a closing statement. We ask that the closing statement be a completion of the following sentence:
“When people are voting on March 19, the most important thing they should remember about me as their MP for Toronto Danforth is …”
7:00 – 7:10 – Opening Remarks – Introduction of Candidates
There will be questions formulated around most of the following broad themes (and possibly more):
1. The economy
2. Government Entitlement Programs
3. The role of the MP
4. Civil Liberties
5. The Environment
All candidates will have an opportunity to respond to each question and will have 90 seconds to do so. Depending on time, follow-up questions may be taken from the audience. The follow up questions may be directed to any one or more of the candidates.
Finally, (assuming we are able to stay on track), each candidate will have the opportunity to ask another candidate a question. This will begin by one candidate drawing the name of another candidate and asking that candidate a question. The candidate answering then will then draw the name of another candidate, etc. Each candidate answering will have 60 seconds to answer. Please think about your questions in advance. It should be simple question that should be answerable in “yes”, “no” format.
Finally, closing statements in the above format.