Wednesday night’s debate in French marked the last of the formal, party-organized debates for the Conservative leadership. But that shouldn’t stop these candidates from getting on a public stage again.
People are right to wonder at this refusal why these particular candidates (and former candidates, such as the letter writer) seem so keen to justify their sudden departure from a longstanding democratic tradition.
The six candidates vying for the Conservative Party's top job sparred in the last official debate of the leadership campaign on Wednesday — clashing over everything from the trucker convoy to bitcoin and tax cuts in a fiery matchup in a Laval, Que., banquet hall.
Candidates competing to lead the federal Conservatives squared off over contentious language laws, immigration, inflation and the trucker convoy in the race’s only French-language debate Wednesday night.
Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade has made a plea to the English-language media consortium to reschedule its election debate, writing in a Friday letter that such events are "essential" to democracy.