Conservative candidate Justina McCaffrey and People's Party candidate Scott Miller are not expected to participate in an all-candidates debate on the environment in Kanata-Carleton. Mr. Miller, in a debate last week, said 'there is no climate crisis.'
Incumbent Liberal Karen McCrimmon speaks to supporters at a Liberal Party fundraising event in Kanata on Aug. 21 that was headlined by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Ms. McCrimmon is one of three candidates expected to attend Thursday's environmental debate. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The People’s Party and the Conservative Party’s Kanata-Carleton, Ont., candidates are skipping a debate on the environment Thursday night, according to the event’s organizers.
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