Debate dates and who is running in the federal election in Parry Sound-Muskoka


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially kicked-off the election on September 11, 2019 by asking Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament.

An all-candidates forum will be hosted by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce at the Algonquin Theatre on Thursday, September 26. Meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. and the forum will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates will meet again at the Dwight Community Centre on Wednesday, October 2. Meet and greet begins at 6 p.m. with debates taking place between  7 and 9 p.m.

Below are the five candidates running in Parry Sound-Muskoka. Watch for information about all of the candidates on Huntsville Doppler as election day nears.


Election day is October 21, 2019. Voting at advanced polling stations takes place from Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14, 2019.  You can also vote at any Elections Canada office across Canada or by mail (deadlines apply). Find out more here.

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    • Tamara de la Vega on

      Good catch Susan, thank you for pointing it out. We have changed it to Wednesday and will double-check with the Chamber.

  1. Waldi Frankiewicz on

    These elections are different from those I was given the opportunity to participate in.We have five candidates from five different parties.I was wondering which candidate I could cast my *valuable* vote for.I certainly would not have had the conscience to vote for the Liberal candidate. I am sick and tired of these politicians and their not normal ideas.I’m not attracted to Conservatives either.The governments of this party are characterized by chaos and confusion…None of the decisions made by politicians from this party are consulted with the public. Ignoring society and its role in decision making is not something I could easily accept.Candidate Tom Young cannot count on my vote either.The party he represents reminds me of the epoch of real socialism in which I lived for many years in my homeland.I’m not a supporter of the welfare state.I don’t know much about the Green Party. So I’m not going to vote for this party either.I’m getting to the end of the list.Canadian People’s Party.The electoral program of this party with its *human face* can be a source of pride for any unbeliever. If someone still does not believe I refer to their website on the Internet.I am convinced that by voting for this party I will finally do something really wise for myself and my family.

  2. I applaud all candidates for an interesting debate last night. I agree that climate change is an important concern.
    We cannot change the world unless we provide real international leadership. Justin Trudeau is an international embarrassment. His early racist disrespect for Canadians who have origins other than Eurocentric backgrounds are core to understanding his disrespect of the Indian population by playing dress up. He should resign immediately

    Muskoka is one of the poorest and richest constituencies in Canada. Citizens here watch Lamborghini’s and Porsche’s demanding attention as they wonder how to keep the lights on. It is a tough place to live in that respect.

    The candidate who demonstrates an ability to represent all the citizens of Muskoka not just special interest groups earns my vote.

    As a business owner I felt the lack of a solid plan to bring real jobs and address the economic crisis in the area was wholly inadequate. Raising the hourly rate to expose workers to a higher tax burden is shameful. In our circumstance that money came straight from profit. Canadian companies cannot pass through that cost. This poorly thought populist agenda cost significant jobs in Canada.

    To benefit from tax cuts you have to earn money to tax. To most small businesses that is becoming a significant challenge. Candidates come prepared with your “business” plan for Muskoka.

    Muskoka is a region which attracts many retiring seniors. It is difficult to age out in Canada. We do not honour or respect those who built this country. Seniors are expensive to support. Seniors have earned the right to expect comfort and security in their golden years. Candidates don’t just tell me about the problem tell me what you are going to do about it. Once again I don’t want to hear about tax cuts, you have to have an income to tax!

    These candidates are interviewing for the opportunity to represent Parry Sound Muskoka to affect real change for the region. Show some backbone and come better prepared.

  3. Perry Sound is classified as Northern Ontario – Bracebridge and Huntsville Central Ontario -is there going to be a process to change back to all Northern Ontario? Will this be addressed?

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