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RECAP: Read our insta-analysis of the #MunkDebate

Our panel of experts tracked every foreign-policy promise and claim—and responded in realtime


 
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair (L-R) talk before the Munk leaders' debate on Canada's foreign policy in Toronto, Canada September 28, 2015. Canadians go to the polls in a federal election on October 19, 2015. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair (L-R) talk before the Munk leaders’ debate on Canada’s foreign policy in Toronto, Canada September 28, 2015. Canadians go to the polls in a federal election on October 19, 2015. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Three federal leaders were at it again. The Munk Debates hosted Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau for a two-hour throwdown on foreign policy. The moderator, Rudyard Griffiths, is also the chair of the Munk Debates. He refereed the fourth leaders debate of the campaign, and the third since Maclean’s kicked things off in August.

Maclean’s senior writer Michal Petrou had the definitive primer for a debate on foreign policy. Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes hoped leaders are “explicit about costs as well as convictions” of their views. Meanwhile, columnist Scott Gilmore questioned the critical view that Canada’s position in the world has diminished under Harper’s leadership.

We liveblogged every moment, joined by Laura Payton, Maclean’s senior writer; Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor of international affairs at Carleton University; Anike Bhushan, an adjunct research professor at Carleton; and David Perry, a senior analyst at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.


 

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