Prince Edward Islanders in two ridings will see their federal candidates engage in a debate for the first time this election cycle.
In Charlottetown, candidates will be participating in a debate jointly hosted by The Guardian newspaper and the UPEI Student Union, while in Malpeque, the Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting.
The debates are scheduled to start Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. The Charlottetown debate will be held at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre on the UPEI campus and the Malpeque debate will be held at the Murray Christian Centre.
There will be limited seating in both venues due to COVID-19 restrictions. For those attending the Charlottetown debate, masks will be mandatory as per UPEI's masking policy.
Margaret Andrade of the NDP, Sean Casey of the Liberals, Doug Currie of the Conservatives and Darcie Lanthier of the Greens will be attending the Charlottetown debate.
In Malpeque, Conservative candidate Jody Sanderson, the Greens' Anna Keenan, the Liberals' Heath MacDonald and the NDP's Michelle Neill will be attending
The People's Party candidates running in these ridings, Scott MacPhee in Charlottetown and Christopher Landry in Malpeque, won't be attending either debate.