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Kitchener South-Hespeler candidates talk guns, climate and cost of living

Four of the candidates in Kitchener South-Hespeler joined The Morning Edition for a federal election panel. They were asked about gun violence, climate change and the rise in the cost of living.
Four candidates from Kitchener South-Hespeler joined The Morning Edition for a panel discussion on issues facing voters in this federal election. They are (from left) David Weber of the Green Party, Joseph Todd of the People's Party of Canada, Liberal Marwan Tabbara and Conservative Alan Keeso. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

Four candidates running for Parliament in Kitchener South-Hespeler discussed gun violence in Waterloo region, climate change and the rise in the cost of living during a panel discussion Wednesday.

The four who joined The Morning Edition were incumbent candidate Liberal Marwan Tabarra, Conservative Alan Keeso, David Weber of the Green Party and Joseph Todd of the People's Party of Canada.

You can listen to the complete panel here: (18 minutes)

Four candidates from Kitchener South-Hespeler joined The Morning Edition Wednesday for a federal election panel. 18:11

NDP candidate Wasai Rahimi was unable to join the panel. Elaine Baetz of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada and Matthew Correia of the Veterans Coalition of Canada are also on the ballot in Kitchener South-Hespeler.

We've also broken out the three questions posed to the candidates in the videos below.

In the first question, we asked candidates about the rise in gun violence in Waterloo region, and what their party will do about that problem.

In the second question, we asked candidates what they would do to address climate change.

Finally, we asked the candidates what they'll do to make life more affordable for the people of Kitchener South-Hespeler.