Low Turnout for District 10 All-Candidates Debate
Only 30 people came out for last night’s all-candidates debate for the bye-election in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Lee McNeil, Darrell Flynn and Alfie Maclean are running to fill the District 10 seat left vacant when Darren Bruckschwagier resigned. The event at Oceanview Education Centre in Glace Bay was organized by the CBC and the Cape Breton Post. The candidates took questions from the small crowd on everything from recreation and the loss of services to how to improve the local economy without raising taxes. Voters in District 10 will also choose a new school board representative in the bye-election after Darrell Flynn resigned from the post to run for the Council seat. People can cast ballots in advance polls either online or by phone. Those who prefer the traditional paper ballot can vote on Election Day, Saturday, December 6th.