Candidate can't make debate Published Friday April 15th, 2011

Robert Goguen has a scheduling conflict which will keep him from April 20 event 

While the organizers of a local candidates debate are unhappy the Conservative candidate won't attend, Robert Goguen says he simply can't be in two places at once.

"It's not for lack of wanting to debate, but I regretfully have not been able to find how to split myself in two," says the Conservative candidate for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe.

Cecile Cassista, executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights, and Rev. Steve Berube, of St Paul's United Church in Riverview, sent out a news release expressing disappointment that Goguen turned down the opportunity to attend a debate at the church the evening of April 20.

It said the other three candidates in the riding agreed to participate in the debate, which will focus on poverty-related issues and take questions from the public.