CHESTERVILLE — Fresh off the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match, the big screen at McCloskey’s will feature rhetorical punches this Sunday, Sept. 10 — as the final regular debate in the New Democratic Party of Canada’s leadership race goes ahead in Vancouver.
Local political junkies and left-leaning progressives are expected to descend on the 22 Victoria Street establishment to watch contenders Jagmeet Singh, Niki Ashton, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron square off. It’s the candidates’ last televised national “debate” prior the NDP’s Hamilton “leadership showcase” later this month.
Co-organized by the SDSG NDP Riding Association and the McCloskey Hotel, the local debate-watching party runs 2 to 4 p.m. and is open to all.
NDP members begin to vote for their new leader starting Sept. 18, a day after the Hamilton showcase.