Montreal mayoral debate in English to take place Oct. 28

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Left to right: Balarama Holness, Valérie Plante, Denis Coderre. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press, Holly Cabrera/CBC, Charles Contant/CBC - image credit)
Left to right: Balarama Holness, Valérie Plante, Denis Coderre. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press, Holly Cabrera/CBC, Charles Contant/CBC - image credit)

The three leading candidates for mayor of Montreal will be taking part in an English municipal election debate on Oct. 28.

The event is being organized by Montreal's main media outlets, including the CBC, and will be broadcast live from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on radio, television and online.

Valérie Plante (Projet Montréal), Denis Coderre (Ensemble Montréal) and Balarama Holness (Mouvement Montréal) will participate.

CBC Montreal, The Montreal Gazette, Global News Montreal, CJAD 800, CityNews Montreal and CTV News Montreal are jointly producing the event.

CBC Montreal's Debra Arbec and CTV Montreal's Mutsumi Takahashi will moderate the 90-minute debate, covering six topics: housing, public safety, the economy, the climate crisis, inclusion and transportation.

Laura Casella of Global News Montreal will host and CityNews Montreal's Alyssia Rubertucci will present questions from the public.

The public is invited to email questions directly to the moderators at mayor2021@cbc.ca

Here's how you'll be able to tune in starting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 on CBC:

  • Online: Watch on cbc.ca/montreal and on the CBC Montreal Facebook page.

  • Radio: CBC Radio One in Montreal (88.5 FM and 104.7 FM).

  • TV: CBC Television main network.

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