All five of the candidates vying for the provincial Liberal party's top job debated in Labrador Tuesday.
The event in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was the only planned debate for Labrador.
Each candidate promised that Labrador will finally be heard by the province, should they be elected as leader of the party .
"Labrador has for too long lost its voice in this government. I don't know who's driving the bus," Paul Antle said.
The candidates brought forward how they would help Labrador thrive.
"We need to connect all of the communities, how can we say the communities today can be isolated? Even if they are remote, especially if they are remote," Jim Bennett said.
"Cooperation, consultation with the Aboriginal groups, in some cases government to government, is what will be required," Dwight Ball said.
Businesswoman Cathy Bennett said part of the solution is plain logic.
"We must insist that Labrador benefit from the talents of its people and the development of its resources first," Bennett said
"I would never support sending the power to Nova Scotia. Stop giving it away. Create the industrial development here in Labrador and be able to give the jobs to our people for generations to come," Danny Dumaresque added.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor Leo Abbass said he is comforted that each candidate demonstrated knowledge of the issues.
"They understand the issues, they understand the challenges, I have to feel good about that. It's not like they don't know what we're lacking here," Abbass said.
"It becomes easier for us at the municipal level, the regional level, to say 'Look, you know where we are , what we need in order to bring us, put us on par with the rest of the province. How do you propose to do that?'"
In order to vote for a candidate, people have to contact the Liberal party to become a member or supporter by the end of September.