All five candidates running for the federal election will be in Espanola for the first of several debates throughout the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding.

The five will come together at the Espanola Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 this evening at 7:00 pm to present their platforms for the federal seat and answer questions from the audience.

The Meet the Candidates Night is being hosted by the Legion and Moose 99.3FM Espanola.

The five candidates are NDP incumbent Carol Hughes; Liberal candidate Heather Wilson; Dave Williamson of the Conservative Party of Canada; Green Party candidate Max Chapman and Dave DeLisle of the People’s Party of Canada.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The five candidates: Hughes, DeLisle, Williamson, Wilson and Chapman.