All candidates expected to face off as advance voting continues

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 24, 2019 - 12:32pm Updated: April 22, 2019 - 12:27pm

More than 3,100 voters cast their ballots in the first two days of advance voting for the Nanaimo riding byelection.Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — Every candidate running to represent the Nanaimo riding in the provincial legislature are set to face off for the first time.

Though Tony Harris, Sheila Malcolmson and Michele Ney have debated before, they've never been joined by candidates from the three other fringe parties running in the byelection.

Justin Greenwood with the BC Conservatives, Robin Richardson from the Vancouver Island Party and Libertarian Bill Walker are expected to join the others on stage at the Beban Park Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Interested voters will have a chance to meet all the candidates starting at 6 p.m.

This is the first debate after advance voting began on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Elections BC said more than 3,100 residents of the Nanaimo riding cast their ballot in the first two days of voting.

This exceeds the votes submitted during the same time frame of the 2017 provincial election.

Advance voting continues until Sunday, Jan. 27 with election day on Wednesday, Jan. 30.


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