The list of candidates for the June 2 provincial election in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock has grown to nine.

Since the May 5 Highlander, three other candidates have let their intentions known.

They include Gene Balfour of the Ontario Libertarian Party, Fred Fischer of the Consensus Ontario Party and Ben Prentice of the New Blue Party of Ontario.

They join previously named Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott, Liberal Don McBey, NDP Barbara Doyle, Green Tom Regina, Ontario Party Kerstin Kelly and None of the Above Grant Dewar.

As of press time, no all-candidates debates were scheduled for Haliburton County. However, the contenders will square off in Lindsay May 17. The Lindsay Advocate is hosting a debate at Cambridge Street United Church between 6:30-8 p.m. In addition, Peterboroug-hbased television station, YourTV Peterborough is hosting a debate May 18 to be aired from 7-9 p.m.

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The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is currently distributing a survey asking members what five questions they should be putting to candidates. The survey was scheduled to close at noon May 10.

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