L-R: Elizabeth May (Green Party), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois) and Maxime Bernier (People's Party of Canada). Image: Canadian Debate Production Partnership
L-R: Elizabeth May (Green Party), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois) and Maxime Bernier (People's Party of Canada). Image: Canadian Debate Production Partnership

Media Beat: October 07, 2019

Election 2019: How to watch the official federal leaders' debates

Leaders of the six major federal parties are preparing to face off in two official debates this week ahead of the Oct. 21 election.

The official English-language debate is set to take place this evening, October 7, from 7 pm to 9 pm ET., and the official French-language debate is scheduled for October 10, from 8 pm to 10 pm ET.

Both debates will be held at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec in front of a non-partisan audience.

The 2019 official debates are produced by the Canadian Debate Production Partnership, which includes:

  • CBC News

  • Radio-Canada

  • Global News

  • CTV News

  • Toronto Star and Torstar chain

  • HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Québec

  • La Presse

  • Le Devoir

  • L’Actualité

Radio: Listen live on CBC Radio One or the Global News Radio Network

The debates will also be simultaneously translated and available in the following languages and video formats.

Who

The party leaders invited to the debates have all confirmed their participation:

About the Leaders’ Debates Commission

The core of the Leaders’ Debates Commission mandate is twofold.  First, organize two leaders’ debates for the 2019 Federal General Election—one in each official language.  Second, prepare a report to Parliament, following the 2019 debates, outlining findings, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future of the Leaders’ Debates Commission.

Website: www.debates-debats.ca
Twitter: @debates_can / @debats_can
Instagram: @debatesdebats_can
Facebook: Leaders’ Debates Commission Canada / Commission des débats des chefs

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