Canada isn’t quite in official election mode, but the topic of leaders’ debates is already at the centre of an exhausting debate.
The Conservative Party said it’s opting out of the typical TV debate format run by the broadcast consortium — a group of Canada’s major TV networks — so this time around things promise to be different.
The consortium, which includes CBC, Radio-Canada, CTV and Global, announced Thursday that there’s a tentative agreement for two televised debates with the leaders of the NDP, Liberal Party, Green Party and Bloc Quebecois (for one debate in French). No word on whether the Conservatives are at all interested.
There’s a lot more up the air though, so here’s what you need to know before the writ drops and the election is, officially, in full swing.
Last chance to see leaders in action
Once the session in Ottawa wraps up on June 23, Parliament probably won’t reconve for several months with some observers predicting it won’t resume until January. That means once MPsRead More »from Debating the debates: 5 things to know before the writ drops