POLITICAL CANDIDATES Forum – Rules and Regulations

Posted October 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

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The purpose of this forum is to find out what candidates’ opinions are, to ask their position on topics of the day, and to find out how they are prepared to move our community into the future.

It is not a place for attacking them for what they have or have not done in the past.

Please bear this in mind as you phrase your questions and pose them to the candidates.


Hosted by Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, 16 October 2013.

The Chair for the forum will be Rene Fournier of Fox Creek Excavating, Past President, Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce.

The facility will be opened at 6:00 p.m. for the candidates and their campaign workers in order to provide enough time to get organized for handing out or setting up pamphlets and literature.

NO signs may be posted in the room; attached to any walls, curtains, doors, etc.

The doors for the public will open at 6:30 p.m.

The candidates will present themselves to the Chair at the head table promptly at 6:45 p.m. to draw for the order of speaking.

The forum will be called to order promptly at 7:00 p.m., and the doors to the room will be closed. Anyone arriving late will only be seated between speakers so as to keep the disruptions to a minimum. We will adjourn at 9:00 p.m.

The candidates will be seated alphabetically at the speakers’ table, starting on the right, facing the audience. In the Chair’s opening remarks, candidates will be introduced in alphabetical order.

Candidates will have three (3) minutes to expand upon their political platform. The format of the presentation is at the discretion of the candidate. The timer will give a 20 second warning and ring a bell at the end of the allotted time. No candidate will be allowed more than their allotted time and the Chair will ask the candidate to be seated.

During the question period, questions will be received from the floor in written or spoken form. The public will approach the microphone, identify themselves, and address a question to one candidate. The Chair will use his/her discretion in balancing written and spoken questions. In an attempt to keep equal response, each question directed at a candidate will be directed at another at the discretion of the Chair.

The Chair will rule out of order any question(s) deemed inappropriate, offensive, and derogatory, or that would seem to attack the integrity of any candidate.

The Chair will rule out of order any person who unreasonably attempts to use the question period as a platform for expressing a point-of-view on any issue.

Answers to questions will be limited to two minutes in order to maximize the number of questions that can be fielded in the time allotted. The question period will be limited to 30 minutes.

Candidates will each have one minute after the question period for a rebuttal or to summarise their platform.

The Chair will have final jurisdiction in all matters.

For further information, contact the Chamber office at 780-622-2670.

Political Candidates Election Forum

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, at 7:00 p.m., Fox Creek Community Hall. Hosted by Fox Creek Chamber of Commerce


6:45 p.m. ~ Candidates present themselves to Chair to draw for order of


7:00 p.m. ~ Call to Order

7:01 p.m. ~ Chair’s remarks, reading of “Rules and Regulations”

7:10 p.m. ~ Introduction of Candidates Announcement of order of speaking

as determined by draw

7:12 p.m. ~ Candidates’ Presentations

8:08 p.m. ~Break

8:15 p.m. ~ Question and Answer Period

8:45 p.m. ~ Summary by Candidates

8:57 p.m. ~ Chair’s concluding remarks

9:00 p.m. ~ Adjournment