The three candidates vying for the Kelowna-Lake Country seat in the federal election answered pre-submiited questions in front of a boisterous crowd of about 200 in Lake Country on Wednesday night.
Incumbent Conservative Ron Cannan and challengers Norah Bowman of the NDP and Stephen Fuhr of the Liberals were quizzed on topics ranging from the economy, the shortage of doctors, infrastructure, agriculture, the legalization of marijuana and more.
Other questions included topics close to Lake Country regarding how the party’s would support the agriculture industry and how they would settle First Nations issues, including the Okanagan Indian Band’s opposition to the CN Rail Trail.
The crowd consisted of many supporters of each candidate and rounds of applause for each at various parts of the night.
Cannan said the Conservatives have a proven track record while both Bowman and Fuhr told the crowd it was time for a change in government.
For a detailed recap as well as reaction and more stories on the 2015 federal election, pick up a copy of Friday’s Kelowna Capital News and next Wednesday’s Lake Country Calendar.
The federal election is Oct. 19, 2015.