Leaders debate March 20th

2012 leaders debate
Canadian Press

The debate between the leaders of the four parties that hold seats in the National Assembly will take place Thursday, March 20th at 8 pm.

Radio-Canada and the publicly funded Télé-Quebec will form the consortium behind the French-language debate, the only leaders debate that will take place this campaign.

"The formula will be the same as for the 2012 leaders debate," the consortium said in a press release. The leaders will take turns holding one-on-one exchanges on different themes, as well as taking part in a segment where each participant can debate freely following a question.

The private Quebecor station TVA had been pushing for a series of its own one-on-one debates, which the premier turned down.

Five English media companies, including CJAD, also tried to co-ordinate an English-language debate, offering simultaneous translation to Pauline Marois, but the PQ leader also rejected the proposal.

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  1. Derek Head posted on 03/11/2014 10:18 AM
    Are CJAD and the other English media outlets not brave enough to hold the English debate without the participation of Mme. Marois? Just put an empty podium with their logo in place and go forward. Why are you cowering to her wishes? Sometimes I get tired of the rants and raves of our Anglo station who in the end do nothing but talk.
    Actions my friends will have a lot more impact.

    Just some food for thought.
    1. ric posted on 03/11/2014 09:56 PM
      @Derek Head I TOTALLY AGREE, Derek. Who wants her anyway, she only lies about everything. 3 persons to debate in ENGLISH.
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