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English Publication Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Source: The Globe and Mail
An independent commission will organize federal leaders’ debates for the next election to take the planning out of back rooms where political parties try to design the debates for their own advantage, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould...
English Publication Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Source: CBC
Liberals to set up independent commissioner to organize leaders' debates
English Publication Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 Source: CTV News Montreal
Quebec's four would-be premiers sparred in their second language on Monday, making pitches in choppy English to the anglophone community in the province's first-ever televised English-language debate.
English Publication Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 Source: The Star
In an election campaign where Quebec independence is not a defining issue, party leaders held a historic English debate Monday and tried to woo roughly one million anglophones who have traditionally voted overwhelmingly for the federalist Liberals.
English Publication Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Source: CBC
The four main party leaders made their pitch to Quebecers in the first televised showdown at a critical juncture in the campaign, with polls suggesting a tight race and nearly half of voters still undecided.
English Publication Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Source: The Hill Times
The Conservatives objected to the new format in a recent House committee report, calling the appointment of a new commissioner to oversee debates an example of ‘government intervention.’ The objections are just ‘partisan positioning,’ says the...
English Publication Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 Source: The Star
Among those who said they watched or heard something about the debate, 17 per cent said Elliott won, and 16 per cent opted for Ford. Twelve per cent of respondents said Mulroney won the debate.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Source: CBC News
Candidates fight over who can renew the party, but also the legacy of their 16 years in office
English Publication Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Source: The Chronicle Herald
Held on the eve of an election, debates inform voters about leaders’ policy positions and they see how leaders act in a high-pressure situation. And like the playoffs, leader debates tend to engage larger audiences, with plenty of analysis, punditry...
News: Researchers raise concerns as Twitter, Facebook say they would welcome role in Canadian election debatesEnglish Publication Date: Monday, January 15, 2018 Source: The Star
Facebook and Twitter say Ottawa should consider incorporating digital platforms in leaders’ debates, reigniting broader questions about social media’s function in the democratic process.