October 19, 2013 5:23 pm
Updated: October 24, 2013 4:32 pm

West Island mayoral candidate debates: Montreal West and Pointe-Claire

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Watch: Montreal West and Pointe-Claire debates on Oct. 19

MONTREAL – Focus Montreal looks towards the West Island in a series of four mini-debates this Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26, as Global Montreal’s Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard takes a careful look at the issues and preoccupations facing residents of the de-merged cities.

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Montreal West debates
On Saturday, October 19, the three mayoralty candidates from Montreal West will debate the issues facing that town such as reducing the tax burden in the most highly taxed town on the Island and improving traffic chaos around the Montreal West train station.

Tune in to hear what incumbent Benny Masella and challengers Simon Phillipson and Asher Waldman have to say about the future of this small town of 5,000 residents nestled next to the train tracks beside the Turcot Interchange.

Pointe-Claire debates
Also invited are the two mayoral candidates from Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere and Morris Trudeau who are battling to take over from incumbent mayor Bill McMurchie, who is retiring after 15 years as mayor.

The two will debate the issues that affect the town, which include spending your tax dollars wisely, ensuring the town is free of PCBs and revitalizing the village.

The four frontrunners in the Montreal mayoral race have promised to work with the de-merged cities to develop harmonious relations – but who will they be working with on the West Island?

What do the prospective mayors of Montreal West and Pointe-Claire do to help their citizens have a bigger voice in Montreal politics?

Tune in to Focus Montreal this weekend to find out on Saturday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 20 11:30 a.m. and again at midnight.

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