April 25, 2022


Tickets to the Ontario Northern Leaders’ Debate being held on May 10th in North Bay as part of the annual FONOM Conference are now on sale to the general public.


In light of the upcoming provincial election, FONOM has partnered this year with the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) to host a Northern Leaders’ Debate, instead of a Provincial Ministers’ Forum, during its annual conference.


The FONOM Conference is held each year in a Northern Community and centers on topics of broader municipal interest. The debate, which will feature the leaders of Ontario’s four main parties, will focus on issues of regional importance to delegates.


“FONOM gives us as Northern municipalities an excellent opportunity to work together to discuss areas like economic growth, housing and partnerships,” said FONOM President Danny Whalen. “It also provides the opportunity to form a unified regional voice to work with the Provincial Government.”


As host city, North Bay will showcase itself to delegates, including providing them an opportunity to tour the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission’s remanufacturing and repair centre and to visit the new Cascade Casino.


The leaders’ debate will be held at the North Bay Capital Centre and a limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Please see additional details below:


Northern Ontario Leaders Debate
Hosted by FONOM and NOMA
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 1:00 pm
**Debate to begin at 1:00 pm. All ticket-holders must be seated by 12:30 pm**
Tickets $125.00


The entry point for ticket-holders is through the McIntyre Street entrance of the Capitol Centre. Please note that the Main Street entrance to the Capitol Centre will be closed.


The maximum number of tickets available per customer is four. Tickets are only available for purchase until Friday, May 6, 2022, at 4:00 pm EST.


No tickets will be available after May 6, 2022, at 4:00 pm EST.


There will be enhanced security protocol at the point of entry and no bags will be permitted. Please be sure to arrive early as entry to the event may be slowed due to security protocol. All ticket-holders must be seated by 12:30 pm.


Note for MEDIA wishing to attend the debate. Media registration and accreditation is required before May 6, at 12noon. To register, please email [email protected]


President Danny Whalen