Leadership Debate Sponsored by CARE
Save the date of October 14, 2015 between 7:00 pm and 9:45 pm for a debate by Dwight Ball of the Liberal Party, Premier Paul Davis of the Progressives Conservatives and Earle McCurdy of the New Democratic Party on economic and fiscal issues which are important in the Newfoundland and Labrador context. This pre-election debate will take place on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University in the lecture theatre of the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001. The event is open to the public and the media, including a live webcast (link to be provided at later date). The event is presented by Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE), an initiative of the Department of Economics at Memorial.
Organizers will provide four questions to all three parties two weeks in advance of the debate and the moderator, Paddy Daly, will read the questions verbatim. Each party leader will have time to respond to each question, followed by a discussion of the question among all three leaders, before the moderator moves the debate onto the next question.
The debate will provide an opportunity to promote greater understanding of both the economic and fiscal issues facing the province. It is the hope of CARE that this debate will facilitate the ability of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to make a more informed decision on Nov. 30, 2015.
CARE's philosophy, adopted by its principal investigators – Doug May, Scott Lynch and Wade Locke – is that the provision of unbiased and technically competent analysis, delivered in an understandable format, is essential for public discourse and debate on important public policy issues faced by Newfoundland and Labrador. Consistent with this philosophy, CARE is not an advocacy group; it is not a consulting agency; and it is not politically affiliated. The self-identified mandate of CARE is to promote greater understanding of applied economic issues within the Newfoundland and Labrador context.
Video of The Leadership Debate can be viewed here.
For more information, contact Wade Locke at 864-8104 email@example.com, Scott Lynch at 864-8294 firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug May at email@example.com. In addition, updated information will be posted to the CARE website at http://www.mun.ca/care/