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Parliamentary hopefuls face off over ‘poppycock’ in Thornhill

Allegations of political poppycock were bandied about as Thornhill’s four parliamentary hopefuls debated the federal issues last week. Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis, Conservative Peter Kent, Green Norbert Koehl and NDP Simon Strelchik took to St. Elizabeth Catholic High School’s stage to verbally spar over issues raised by students ahead of the Oct. 14 election.

NDP hopeful named

Simon Strelchik has long felt a bond with the New Democratic Party. He remembers a 1993 classroom exercise that asked students what political party they’d vote for if given the chance. He voted NDP.