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A chance to ask candidates tough questions about addictions

SooToday will livestream CHAAT virtual town hall meeting with candidates Sept. 14

Citizens Helping Addicts and Alcoholics Get Treatment (CHAAT) will be holding a federal election all candidates forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

The forum will take place in a virtual Town Hall Meeting format via Zoom (attendance limited) and will also be livestreamed for all to watch on SooToday.

Questions related to addiction and crime in the Sault may be forwarded to candidates by email, or you can fill out this form.

Sault NDP candidate Marie Morin-Strom, Liberal candidate Terry Sheehan and Conservative candidate Sonny Spina have agreed to participate, said Dr. Paul Hergott, CHAAT president.      

CHAAT is a Sault Ste. Marie citizens group dedicated to securing resources needed to help locals suffering from addictions to break free and live healthy lives.

The Town Hall Meeting is being promoted by CHAAT as “our chance to ask the tough questions” of candidates on issues related to addressing addictions within the community.

The Town Hall Meeting comes after the recent unveiling of a memorial wall at Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre Aug. 31 to coincide with International Overdose Awareness Day.

That event was attended by CHAAT members, the memorial wall unveiled by Save Our Young Adults (SOYA) and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, which approved spending $4,000 on the monument in May.  

More information on CHAAT and its activities can be found on the group’s Facebook page.