Montreal

Liberal and NDP candidates to face off in Montreal West candidates' debate

Incumbent Liberal candidate Marc Garneau will meet NDP opponent James Hughes Wednesday night for a candidates' debate in the Anglo bastion of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount.

Conservative candidate Richard Sagala cancelled participation in Wednesday night's debate

James Hughes (left) of the NDP and Marc Garneau, Liberal incumbent (right) will face off in Montreal West Wednesday night in a debate hosted by CBC's Mike Finnerty. (Photos by CBC, Canadian Press)

Incumbent Liberal candidate Marc Garneau will meet NDP opponent James Hughes Wednesday night for a candidates' debate in the Anglo bastion of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount.

Conservative candidate Richard Sagala — who recently made headlines for his controversial comments about Nunavut — told organizers Tuesday night he was dropping out of the debate.

A spokesman for the Conservatives' media relations team said "something came up for tonight out of Richard's control. He continues to meet and discuss with electors in the riding."

CBC Daybreak host Mike Finnerty will moderate the debate, beginning at 7 p.m. at Montreal West Town Hall, located at 50 Westminster Avenue South.

Voters in the riding can submit their questions for the candidates by emailing bmasella@montreal-west.ca. 

The candidates running in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount riding are:

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