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Ford, Soknacki take part in student-run mayoral candidates’ debate
Paul Johnston , CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:51PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:13PM EST
Post-secondary students in Scarborough braved the winter elements Wednesday night to pitch questions to five of the candidates registered to run for mayor in the municipal election this fall.
Approximately 250 students were in attendance for the student-run mayoral debate at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
The event, which began at 7 p.m., included Toronto Mayor Rob Ford who was joined by fellow candidates David Socknacki, Richard Underhill, Robb Johannes and Al Gore.
Speaking with CP24 at the event, Soknaki said he was surprised by the breadth of the questions asked by those in attendance.
“We heard everything from (questions about) Pride, to affordable housing, to bike lanes, to jobs, to transit,” he said.
“I thought it was excellent practice for us as candidates, but also a good sense of everything that is going to be top of mind for the electors and residents.”
The event was organized by the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union and was moderated by union vice-president, external, Guled Arale.
It wrapped at around 8:30 p.m.