With just over a week away until Canada's Sept. 20 election day, five of Canada's federal party leaders are gearing up to two debates this week, one in French on Wednesday and one in English on Thursday.
The upcoming French debate will cover the following five topics:
Cost of living and public finances
Indigenous peoples, cultural industries, and cultural identity
Justice and Foreign policy
Pandemic and Healthcare
Each segment of the debate will include a question from a voter, leader-to-leader debate (also with three leaders involved), questions from a journalist to each leader and open debate with all five participants.
For the upcoming English debate the topics will be:
Leadership and accountability
The English debate will follow a similar format with a question from a voter, a question from a moderator or journalist to each leader, leader-to-leader-to-leader debate and an open debate with all five participants.
Question from a voter
Question from the moderator or a journalist to each leader
Leader-to-leader-to-leader debate (3 of the 5 leaders)
Open debate (all 5 leaders)
Back when Justin Trudeau moved to call an election last month, the thought was that the Liberals were making moves to achieve a majority government, however, the polls have had the Liberals and the Conservatives essentially tied for days, with several polls putting Erin O'Toole slightly ahead.