Canada’s broadcasters to host debates with NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc


mentalfloss
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And maybe some other guy once he comes out of the closet.



Canada’s broadcasters to host debates with NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc - National | Globalnews.ca
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OTTAWA – Canada’s broadcasters announced Thursday they have a tentative deal to host two leaders’ debates with the NDP, the Liberals, the Green Party and the Bloc Quebecois during the federal election campaign.

But it remains to be seen if Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives will agree to join them.

Global News

In a release, a spokeswoman for the consortium of Canada’s largest broadcasters, which includes Global News, CTV, CBC and Radio-Canada, said the four political parties have reached an agreement in principle to host one debate in English and one in French during the “height” of the campaign this fall. The Bloc will only participate in the French debate.

“The broadcasters are optimistic that this new proposal will be accepted by the Conservative Party of Canada,” says a release from the consortium.

The broadcasters also announced a partnership with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube to give the debates an “unprecedented digital reach and make them the most modern and accessible ever, reaching voters of all ages, across the country and across all platforms.”

“Canada’s major broadcast news organizations believe that it is in the best interest of democracy to have leaders debating issues of concern in a setting that is independent, fair and equitable. The debates will be televised and streamed on-line with simultaneous translation, and accessed in multiple ways through social networks,” says the release.

The Conservatives have so far rejected the idea of traditional TV debates, agreeing to participate in up to five debates from individual media organizations.

As it stands, the Conservatives and NDP have accepted offers from Macleans, TVA, the Globe and Mail/Google and one from the Munk Debates on foreign policy.

The Liberals, however, haven’t committed to any individual debates. On Thursday, a Liberal spokesman released a statement calling for a series of conditions in order to participate, including a “blackout period” on political advertising between pre-writ debates to the official start of the election in order to ensure a “fair process.”

Kory Teneycke, the Conservatives’ campaign spokesman, told Global News last week the consortium has a “sense of entitlement” for joining forces to broadcast the debates.

In 2011, some 10 million Canadians tuned in to the English-language debates and more than 4 million watched the French language debates on Canada’s major television networks during prime time and on the web, according to a release.

© Shaw Media, 2015

Canada’s broadcasters to host debates with NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc - National | Globalnews.ca
Last edited by mentalfloss; May 21st, 2015 at 01:51 PM..
 
WLDB
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I dont see why the parties cant do both the regular debate as well as the ones proposed by the conservatives.
 
MHz
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Does anybody even still believe anything a politician says, let alone that one is a rebel group that can resist the stands for the people rather than the Corporations that give him mant times the monet thatb the taxpayer wages do. Why not have the corporations vote and the rest of the population can stay home as they are not paid any attention too anyway.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

I dont see why the parties cant do both the regular debate as well as the ones proposed by the conservatives.

Are you under some impression that they aren't?
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Are you under some impression that they aren't?

It says right in the article that you posted that they arent so far.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Why do they waste time including the Greens and the Blocs?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

It says right in the article that you posted that they arent so far.

Conservatives reject broadcasters’ debates, accept independent proposals - The Globe and Mail
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

It says right in the article that you posted that they arent so far.

Looks like the Lieberals are the ones objecting to the other format. PCs and NDP have confirmed (from OP).
 
petros
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Why force people to watch debates?
 
Locutus
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LOL @ Vine.

then again, maybe get your idiot point across in 6 seconds or fuk off.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why force people to watch debates?

Who's being forced to watch?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Who's being forced to watch?

The press want debates more then anyone . Lots of gotcha moments don't you know .
 
damngrumpy
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First of all the Tories don't want to debate because they are already in trouble.
The viewers number somewhere near 14 million with the networks what the
Tories want is to speak to about four million. Bloc and Greens are there because
we have a democracy I don't like them either but they are part of the picture.
I think the Tories would do well to try to get back in or risk a voter backlash
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

First of all the Tories don't want to debate because they are already in trouble.
The viewers number somewhere near 14 million with the networks what the
Tories want is to speak to about four million. Bloc and Greens are there because
we have a democracy I don't like them either but they are part of the picture.
I think the Tories would do well to try to get back in or risk a voter backlash

Nope they just don't want to debate the other parties and the moderators , and who can blame them .
My dad taught me along time ago to get out of a game that is stacked against you .
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Who's being forced to watch?

Everyone without cable.
 
Locutus
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWPnBI4WwU

the media party trying to hold on to control with the liberal demands at the root.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Why do they waste time including the Greens and the Blocs?

Comic relief.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Everyone without cable.


I'm surprised at you! Television still has an off button ya know.
 
Walter
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No one will watch if Stevie-boy isn't there.
 
mentalfloss
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"The prime minister is the prime minister, he's leading in the polls right now, and if the opposition leaders want to debate the prime minister, they know where he is," he said.

"If they don't, because they're scared, then they won't."


http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/co...ters-1.3082475
 
petros
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HofC is on CPAC...daily debates during sessions.
 
mentalfloss
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Yes, we are all aware of QP.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Yes, we are all aware of QP.

Well if the opposition asked better questions they might get better answers .
As it stands right now and more importantly most Canadians see question period as nothing more than grandstanding
and hence is held in the contempt it deserves .
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWPnBI4WwU

the media party trying to hold on to control with the liberal demands at the root.

The Liberal demands are a joke.
 

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