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Waterloo Region Votes 2018: Panel of candidates for regional chair

Jay Aissa, Jan D'Ailly, Rob Deutschmann and Karen Redman are the four candidates running for regional chair in Waterloo region. They sat down with The Morning Edition host Craig Norris to talk about the issues in a panel discussion.

Regional candidates sit down for a panel discussion on top issues

The four people running for regional chair in Waterloo region are (from left) Jay Aissa, Jan D'Ailly, Karen Redman and Rob Deutschmann. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

The four candidates for regional chair came into the CBC Kitchener-Waterloo office in downtown Kitchener for a sit down panel with The Morning Edition host Craig Norris.

The conversation ranged across various issues including affordable housing, healthcare and the potential for amalgamation. A shorter, edited version of the panel conversation was heard on radio.

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo is releasing the full panel online so voters can listen to what the candidates say.

This will be the first time the Region of Waterloo will have a new regional chair in more than 30 years. Ken Seiling has held the position since 1985 and is not seeking re-election.

The municipal election is Oct. 22.

Here is the panel with regional chair candidates Jay Aissa, Jan D'Ailly, Rob Deutschmann and Karen Redman:

The four candidates for regional chair sat down with The Morning Edition host Craig Norris for a lengthy conversation on the issues important to the region. The candidates are: Jay Aissa, Jan d'Ailly, Rob Deutschmann and Karen Redman. 41:07

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