How to watch tonight’s French-language leaders debate -

How to watch tonight’s French-language leaders debate

See Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau and Duceppe go head to head a final time before this month’s election


Headshots of Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau and Gilles Duceppe at various debates

Tonight’s French-language debate is likely to be the final face-off between the federal leaders before the Oct. 19 federal election. Hosted by TVA in Montreal, with journalist and news anchor Pierre Bruneau acting as moderator, the debate will include Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will be at her virtual podium, via her Twitter account. The event is being touted as Mulcair’s last chance to regain traction in Quebec; issues that could arise include the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the wearing of niqabs at citizenship ceremonies.

When: Friday Oct. 2, 8 pm to 10 pm ET

Where: Viewers with cable television can watch the French-language debate on TVA, or on CPAC with English interpretation. CPAC will also live stream the debate online. Social media watchers can get involved in the discussion using the hashtag #faceafaceTVA.

More: Miss the earlier debates this election campaign? View full transcripts from the Maclean’s debate, Globe debate, Munk Debate, and the earlier French-language debate.