October 9, 2017 7:30 pm
Updated: October 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Decision Lethbridge 2017: Mayoral candidates face off in debate week before election

WATCH: Lethbridge mayoral candidates Robert Janzen, Martin Heavy Head and Chris Spearman debate the issues, including the city’s continued growth and ongoing response to the opioid crisis, ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 16.

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With the municipal election set for Oct. 16, the three mayoral candidates are tackling some of the big issues facing Lethbridge.

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Squaring off inside the Theatre Gallery at the Lethbridge Public Library, Robert Janzen, Martin Heavy Head and Chris Spearman discuss the city’s continued growth, the ongoing opioid crisis and a perceived growing divide between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Lethbridge.

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Moderated by Global Lethbridge anchor Liam Nixon, the debate includes opening statements, questions, rebuttals and closing statements, with each candidate making his pitch for votes on Oct. 16.

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Watch below: Part 1 and 2 of the Lethbridge Municipal Election Forum for Councillors from Sept. 26, 2017, hosted by the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs.

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