The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce invites its members and the public to attend a Provincial Leaders’ Business Debate on Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall on the Holland College Prince of Wales Campus.

“Platforms are being presented, and voters are thinking about the future of our province,” said Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, Penny-Walsh McGuire. “This debate is a chance for party leaders to share their vision for economic development in PEI and an opportunity for Chamber members to learn how each party plans to support the business community.”

The event is open to the public and free to attend. No registration is required, however, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come first served basis. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. to allow attendees a chance to connect over coffee before the debate. Jennifer Evans, President of the Chamber Board of Directors and General Manager of Ocean 100/Hot 105.5, will moderate the discussion.

Participants include the four provincial party leaders:

  • Green Party Leader, Peter Bevan-Baker
  • New Democratic Party Leader, Joe Byrne
  • Progressive Conservative Party Leader, Dennis King
  • Liberal Party Leader, Wade MacLauchlan

Topics to be presented to leaders will include a competitive tax environment, workforce development, regional economic development and economic vision and planning.

“There are many important conversations taking place throughout this election campaign,” said Walsh- McGuire. “This debate provides an opportunity for party leaders to talk about the one thread that will allow us to best address those issues – the economy.”

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Islanders will go to the polls and vote for their next provincial government. For more information on how to vote, or to register, visit