UPDATED: Bathurst's mayor disappointed party leaders have yet to visit Chaleur region

With the provincial election campaign in full swing, elected officials in the Chaleur region are disappointed none of the party leaders have visited this area of the province.

Bathurst mayor Paolo Fongemie says party leaders have an obligation to visit all areas of the province to speak with voters and to learn about the various issues faced by their respective region.

Fongemie says the situation is embarrassing and does not want to see the region taken for granted by provincially elected representatives.

Campaigning has been going on for a little over three weeks.

Bathurst-West-Beresford MLA Brian Kenny, meanwhile, says N.B. Liberal leader Brian Gallant has visited the Chaleur region twice during this election campaign.

Kenny says Gallant recently visited CCNB-Bathurst and spoke with students about the government's plan to expand the Free Tuition program and double the Youth Employment Fund.

Michelle Branch, Progressive Conservative candidate for Bathurst-East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore, says P.C. leader Blaine Higgs is expected to make a campaign stop in the Chaleur region sometime before election day.

Voters cast their ballots on September 24th.

(with files from CKLE)