Ottawa Centre candidates face off
Candidates competing in Ottawa Centre delved into issues of foreign policy, the economy and violence against women Tuesday night at an all-candidates debate at Carleton University.
Third-year student Léa Roswell was among those attending an event put on the the Carleton University Students Association.
“It was a really productive and fun debate,” she said.
While all six candidates said they intended to reduce student debts and help young Canadians find jobs, they offered different approaches.
The NDP’s Paul Dewar, the riding’s incumbent, called for raising corporate taxes, while the Liberals’ Catherine McKenna pointed to her party’s $1.3-billion youth employment strategy.
“We can make sure that you can get the job … that leads you to be able to buy a house and start a family,” she pledged.
The opposition parties criticized much about the Conservative government’s economic activities.