Federal candidates in the Oshawa and Durham ridings will step up to the podium on September 17 at the Regent Theatre for the People’s Debate. Hosted by The Student Association at Durham College & UOIT (SA), the UOIT Faculty Association, Unifor Local 222, and We Are Oshawa, the debate focuses on social issues such as poverty, First Nations, education and more.

“As students, we struggle to find jobs, pay tuition and make ends meet. It is incredibly important that issues that affect us are front and centre in the federal election,” says Jesse Cullen, President of the SA.

This is the second time the SA and We Are Oshawa joined forces to host an all-candidate debate, previously co-organizing the first People’s Debate during the last provincial election.

“We want to know where our local candidates stand on issues such as child care, civil liberties, and poverty,” says Ben Goslin, a member of We Are Oshawa. Too often, these issues are ignored by political parties, so we have come together with our partners in the community to make sure local candidates address the priorities of working class folks.”

Doors to the Regent Theatre open at 6:30PM, with the debate starting at 7PM. All community members are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:


JESSICA VERGE | Communications & Marketing Coordinator

The Student Association at Durham College & UOIT

P 905-721-1609 ext. 3972 | E [email protected]


DENISE MARTINS | Executive Assistant

UOIT Faculty Association

P 905-721-8668 ext. 2049 | E [email protected]



Unifor Local 222

P 905-723-1187 | E [email protected]


JIM FREEMAN | Spokesperson

We Are Oshawa

P 905-431-5607 | E [email protected]

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