About 200 people were at a candidates' meeting at the Legion in Collingwood in advance of the provincial election June 7th.
Five candidates are vying for the seat held for 28 years by PC incumbent, Jim Wilson.
Wilson was joined by Dan Hambly of the Liberal party, Dave Matthews of the NDP and Jesseca Perry of the Green Party, taking questions from members of the media and also from the audience. Candidates for the Libertarian party and the "None of the Above" party did not make it to the event.
Jim Wilson defended PC leader Doug Ford, saying Ford has a genuine connection with voters and is able to draw crowds like he's never seen before in his career.
Hambly defended the Liberal record at Queen's park, saying the party has a plan to invest in the province. Hambly is new to politics, but says he was drawn to run by his mother-in-law, who is Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Matthews told the audience, there is a way for the province to fix its fiscal situation without the cuts the PCs would make, while Parry said the Green party wants to expand the green belt around Toronto, and says her party would do politics differently than any of the others.