federal leaders debate

Blanchet takes part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Justin Tang/CP)

Why the English election debate tripped the Quebec campaign

Emilie Nicolas: Before weighing in on Bill 21, Canadians should learn from the Quebecers at the frontline of that battle
Trudeau, Singh, and O'Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Gerald Butts on the final days of the campaign: ’It’s basically over’

Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary talks to Shannon Proudfoot about the debate, why the election is all but over, and the ground game that will consume the final days
Paul speaks to the media following the federal election English-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Fred Chartrand/CP)

Annamie Paul was the unexpected hero of the leaders’ debate

Fatima Syed: For those looking for a different kind of politics to emerge from these tough pandemic times, Paul was the unexpected hero we didn’t know we had
O'Toole speaks to the media following the federal election English-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Fred Chartrand/CP)

Federal leaders debate: Could it be Prime Minister Erin O’Toole?

Stephen Maher: Trudeau badly needed to paint him as a scary guy. But helped along by the other leaders, O’Toole came across as cheerful—even prime ministerial.
O'Toole and Trudeau smile during the federal election French-language leaders debate on Sept. 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. (Justin Tang/CP)

Where the parties stand on debate day: 338Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: The latest election projection sees the parties deadlocked. But the Conservatives may have reached their ceiling early in the campaign.
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French-language federal leaders debate 2019 (English translation): Full replay

Watch the live stream of the French debate translated to English right here at 8 p.m. ET.
Elizabeth May Justin Trudeau Andrew Scheer Maxime Bernier Yves-Francois Blanchet Jagmeet Singh

Where to watch tonight’s French-language leaders debate

Everything you need to know about the where, when and how of tonight’s (second) rumble in the Outaouais
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Leaders debate poll: Jagmeet Singh won, and not just among NDP fans

A new poll finds that among those who watched the debate, 32 per cent said the NDP leader did best—and 25 per cent of Liberal supporters said the same
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Federal leaders debate 2019: Full transcript

Everything you missed from the 2019 English federal leaders debate. Find the full transcript here.
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Same old attitudes, same old stories

Andray Domise: The federal leaders debate had other options—to include the voices of the underrepresented and to ostracize the movements that spread hate. What we got isn’t good enough.