Pembroke Election Candidates Face Voters

Pembroke voters have two opportunities this week to see the candidates who are running for office in the upcoming municipal election.

An all-candidates night is set for this evening at Festival Hall at 6:30pm, featuring the 20 people who are vying for the 6 council seats.

The meeting, presented by the Pembroke Rotary Club, will allow the candidates to outline their positions and will also offer the audience an opportunity to submit questions.

Moderator Fred Blackstein says the level of interest in the council seats is a good statement on civic engagement.

"It tells me two things", Blackstein told Star 96.7 News. 

"It tells me democracy in the Ottawa Valley is alive and well, and that there is a lot of interest in projects going on in the City of Pembroke".

On Thursday night, at Algonquin College, voters will have a chance to hear from the two candidates running for Mayor.

"They'll have an opportunity at that time to pitch their platforms to the public", Blackstein added.

Thursday evening's forum will be moderated by Jamie Bramburger of Algonquin College.

The municipal election is on Monday, October 22nd.   However, Pembroke voters will have a chance to vote online and by telephone starting this Friday.

A number of polling stations will also be set up in some institutions including seniors homes.

For more information, visit the city's website at