Debate night -

Debate night


The whole Maclean’s team will be around tonight with running commentary of the English-language leaders debate. (A link to our debate hub to come.)

The two-hour debate will be separated into six segments. A question will be posed by an average Canadian and a one-on-one debate between two leaders will follow for six minutes. The other leaders will then be invited to join the discussion. At the end of the six segments, the leaders will be able to make final statements.

The six initial pairings are as follows.

1. Harper—Duceppe
2. Ignatieff—Layton
3. Harper—Ignatieff
4. Duceppe—Layton
5. Ignatieff—Duceppe
6. Layton—Harper

Elizabeth May will apparently be responding to the debate in real time.