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Seven Local Business Organizations to host Federal Candidates Debate

Media Advisory

Monday, September 30, 2019

PETERBOROUGH: This debate will focus on business and economic issues.

It is a collaboration between the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Improvement Area, Kawartha Manufacturers Association, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS®, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Homebuilders Association, Women’s Business Network, Peterborough & District Construction Association.

When: Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: 5:30-9:00pm (Debate starts at 6pm)

Where: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre - 140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough ON

“Our economy and business community are vital components of a healthy community,” says Stuart Harrison, President & CEO, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. “Our local business owners are looking for a framework from government that allows them to thrive right here in our community as well as outside our borders.”

“This is a good opportunity for our election candidates to talk about what they plan to do to keep our local economy thriving,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area. “Our local businesses are facing more and more challenges and it’s important that our MP have a robust plan to address these challenges and keep people working right here in our community.”

“REALTORS® in Peterborough and the Kawarthas are looking for each parties’ position on the construction of new housing, regionally sensitive adjustments to lending rules and mortgage regulations. Housing attainability and affordability is a key issue in our community, we need leaders who are working to support housing affordability right across the country.”

Cathy Burningham, President of PKAR

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization. Our main focus is to channel the collective strength of the business community to improve the economy. This includes providing representation on numerous committees, conducting surveys, issuing discussion papers and developing policy positions on issues of significance to our members.


For further information contact:

Sandra Dueck, Policy Analyst/Communications Specialist

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce


Phone: (705) 748-9771 ext.215

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