Kenora's municipal candidates took part in a forum on Wednesday September 26, to answer questions from the community.

One of the topics addressed by Kenora's mayoral candidates was cannabis legalization. Lydia Harlos shared her view.

"If the bases are covered there shouldn't be a problem. But on the radio today I heard we will be paying for this on our taxes," she said.

Dan Reynard, the other candidate for mayor in Kenora, said.

"A difficulty being that there remain so many unknowns as municipalities await further guidance and clarification from the province. This has only been complicated further by the change in government and the change in direction," he said. "I don't envision significant economic growth in our community as a result. The consensus and the concern of municipalities in Ontario is the expectation and demands on municipal resources will far outweigh any financial benefits that will flow from the province and the feds through the taxes," he explained.

The event was packed with members of the community interested in the future of local government. Some of the other topics covered were needles in the community, affordable housing, and doctor recruitment.

Community members will have another chance to hear from candidates on Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the Minis Hall. The municipal election will take place on October 22. 

Mayoral Candidates;

Lydia Harlos
Dan Reynard

Council Candidates;

Lee-Anne Carver
Graham Chaze
Mort Goss
Anthony Leek
Eric Lovas
Rod McKay
Jennifer McKibbon
Rory McMillan
Dale Pearson
Andrew Poirier
Kirsi Ralko
Sharon Smith
Chris VanWalleghem
Colin Wasacase

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