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English Publication Date: Monday, June 1, 2020 Source: CBC
A review of the 2019 federal election leaders' debates says the commission organizing them should be separated more fully from government and that the standards for participation should be reworked to avoid a repeat of the fracas around who got into...
English Publication Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Source: Winnipeg Free Press
English Publication Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 Source: TVO
There was considerable frustration in the room that the moderators hadn’t been able to more forcefully urge the leaders to answer the questions so that they wouldn’t be able just to trot out their heavily practised one-liners. We all seemed to like...
English Publication Date: Monday, October 14, 2019 Source: The Post Millenial
If CBC journalists Barton, co-host of The National, and Tasker were aware of the lawsuit it would mean Barton co-moderated the leaders’ debate while not disclosing to the public she was suing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s party.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Source: Huffington Post Canada
Leaders’ debates in future election campaigns might be better if there were more of them but some featured only the main contenders for prime minister, federal debates commissioner David Johnston said Tuesday.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Source: Huffington Post Canada
Leaders’ debates in future election campaigns might be better if there were more of them but some featured only the main contenders for prime minister, federal debates commissioner David Johnston said Tuesday.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Source: The Washington Post
The formats and medium of modern leaders’ debates tend to encourage shallowness and repetition. The goal of the debater isn’t to “win” by advancing the better argument, but rather to repeat slogans and fire off one-liners that will get picked up by...
English Publication Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Source: The Post Millenial
Huffington Post Canada’s Ottawa bureau chief and upcoming election debate moderator Althia Raj dined with Justin Trudeau’s best friend and disgraced former principal secretary Gerald Butts Sunday evening, a week before the official leaders’ English...
English Publication Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 Source: CityNews
Bernier had previously been denied a chance to attend because the independent commission responsible for organizing the debates found his party did not have multiple candidates with a “legitimate chance” of being elected.
English Publication Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019 Source: CBC
Maxime Bernier argued that not inviting him to take part in the official election debates means excluding the only political party leader who has anything different to say.