All six federal party leaders face off in the official English-language debate organized by the Leaders’ Debates Commission ahead of the October 21 vote. This is the first time that Justin Trudeau (Liberal Party of Canada), Andrew Scheer (Conservative Party of Canada), Jagmeet Singh (New Democratic Party), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois), Elizabeth May (Green Party of Canada), and Maxime Bernier (People’s Party of Canada) have all been on the same debate stage in this election.
The debate focuses on affordability and economic insecurity; environment and energy; Indigenous issues; leadership in Canada and on the world stage; and polarization, human rights, and immigration.
The two-hour debate has five moderators: Rosemary Barton (CBC News), Susan Delacourt (Toronto Star), Dawna Friesen (Global News), Lisa LaFlamme (CTV News), and Althia Raj (HuffPost Canada). Each moderator will guide a distinct section of the debate, which is taking place at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.