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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Quebec’s major political parties invited to an English-language debate

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Key takeaways: 

  • A debate will take place on Sept. 20 and be posted live on CBC, CTV, Global, and CJAD.
  • The dispute between Quebec’s leading political party leaders would take place on Sept. 20. 
  • The leaders of five parties have been asked to join. 

English-language media organizations in the region have teamed up and invited Quebec’s major political parties to participate in a televised, English-language debate.

The invitation was sent to the heads of the following parties:

  • The Coaliton Avenir Québec.
  • The Quebec Liberal Party.
  • Québéc Solidaire.
  • The Parti Québécois.
  • The Conservative Party of Quebec.

The live, 90-minute argument will take place on Sept. 20 at the Nouvelle Maison de Radio-Canada downtown Montreal.

It would also be Quebec’s second televised, English-language argument featuring regional party leaders, with the dispute in 2018 being the first. 

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English-language media organizations in the region have teamed up and invited Quebec’s major political parties to participate in a televised, English-language debate

“The purpose is to let all Quebecers hear the party leaders differ, debate and question their visions and preferences for Quebec, and allow all voters to make an informed choice,” the English-language media consortium said.

The consortium comprises CBC, CTV, Global, and CJAD.

Before the 2018 election, the only time party leaders took an interest in an English-language argument was in 1985, a radio-only affair between Liberal Leader Robert Bourassa and PQ Leader Pierre-Marc Johnson.

The next regional election is set for Oct. 3.

Source – cbc.ca

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