Norquest students get up close to mayoral candidates

Four of the six candidates running to become Edmonton’s next mayor made their case to students and staff at Norquest College on Wednesday.

Four of the six candidates running to become Edmonton’s next mayor made their case to students and staff at Norquest College on Wednesday.

Kerry Diotte, Karen Leibovici, Gordon Ward and Don Iveson answered questions about student housing, the proposed downtown LRT line and city debt while taking turns at four stations around the room.

Norquest College student Carlins Pierre came to Canada from Haiti two years ago.Pierre isn’t eligible to vote, but he hopes to cast a ballot in a future election. He said he came to the forum to hear what Iveson had to say.

“If I was a Canadian citizen, I would vote for him because I like his point,” he said, adding that he supports Iveson’s views on improving snow removal.

Norquest used the same format at an event featuring the provincial party leaders during the 2012 Alberta election campaign.

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