23 September 2019 – For Immediate Release

FREDERICTON, NB – The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a local candidate series in advance of the federal election on 21 October 2019.

The chamber will host four local candidates beginning next week at Planet Hatch in Knowledge Park on the following schedule:

1 October 2019: Matt DeCourcey – Liberal Party of Canada
2 October 2019: Jenica Atwin – Green Party of Canada
8 October 2019: Jason Paull – People’s Party of Canada
10 October 2019: Andrea Johnson – Conservative Party of Canada.

“We appreciate the willingness of the candidates to not only participate in our series, but also to put their name forward to serve our community in the first place,” said Chamber President Karen Grant. “They should be commended for their efforts and I am looking forward to hearing their vision for Fredericton.”

All sessions begin at 8:00 am for coffee and networking. Candidates speak at 8:30 am, followed by audience Q & A and are open to the public. Free registration is available at www.frederictonchamber.ca for each event. The series is sponsored by the Real Estate Board of the Fredericton Area and Planet Hatch.

“Engaging in the political process is one of the ways that chambers of commerce can provide value to our members and the community at large,” said Fredericton Chamber CEO Krista Ross. “We hope that we can make voters in our community more informed prior to election day – hearing directly from our local candidates and being able to ask questions is an opportunity to dig a little deeper into the various policy proposals and how they may affect the Fredericton Region.”

The sessions will be recorded and posted prior to election day.

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The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with nearly 1,000 members, is an active business organization engaged in policy development and advocacy that affects the competitiveness of our members and the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is ‘Community Prosperity Through Business’. 

Contact: Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce – (506) 458-8006

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