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Chamber releases answers of election questionnaire; controversial questions omitted

Questions asking about religious beliefs, the Catholic church's handling of molestation's and the candidate's marriage situation did not make their videos of municipal election candidates
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The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has released a series of video interviews with municipal election candidates.

And those controversial questions and responses 570 NEWS told you about back in September are nowhere to be found.

Several candidates declined to be interviewed because of the original line of questioning --- which included questions such as asking about their religious beliefs, if the candidate was on their first marriage and how they felt the Catholic church handled the situation with the Priest and molestations --- and others have declined to have their interviews shared.

Chamber President and CEO Greg Durocher said last month that those questions were about getting to know the person, and not their policy on things like the LRT or garbage pick up.

"We could talk about the hot button issues all day long, and everybody is going to say about the same type of thing," he said then, "What we want to find out really, is who are we voting for?  And why are they seeking public office and why should we exercise our vote and privilege to put them into office?"

Only the responses for a few questions have since been posted to their website with a link to YouTube.

Of the questions asked and released to the public:

  • Why are you running in the municipal election? 
  • What work have you done in the field of community service?
  • What qualifies you to manage a $130 million budget?
  • What do you envision as the most challenging aspect of this role?

CLICK HERE for more, including links to a series of videos posted to YouTube by the Chamber.

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