The Latest: Leaders face off in French-language debate, first of two official events

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The Latest on the French-language leaders' debate among Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A small group of People's Party of Canada supporters wearing party merchandise stands on the sidewalk near the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que., where tonight's debate is being held.

A large number of people dressed in the party's gear — as well as one of its candidates — were also present at a London, Ont., event Monday where protesters threw gravel at Trudeau.

The leaders have not yet arrived at the museum for the debate, which is set to begin at 8 p.m.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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