Globe and Mail’s federal election debate on September 17

CONSERVATIVE Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have confirmed that they will be participating in the prime-time debate on September 17 organised by the prestigious newspaper The Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail reported Tuesday that David Walmsley, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, will act as moderator. The debate, on key economic issues, will be broadcast live from Calgary’s Stampede Park, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), through the paper’s website and mobile apps, and also on two separate YouTube channels. CPAC will also carry television coverage in both official languages, the newspaper said.

MACLEAN’S magazine has organized the first nationally televised debate in English on Thursday, August 6 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on Rogers-owned television network, City. In addition to the English broadcast, Maclean’s Leaders Debate will air commercial-free in multiple languages on OMNI Television in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. All four languages – Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi – will also be available to watch via live webstream on

Moderated by Maclean’s Political Editor Paul Wells, the party leaders will debate on issues including the economy, energy and the environment, foreign policy, security, and the health of Canada’s democratic institutions.

* Ontario: – OMNI.1 at 8 p.m. ET in Italian and OMNI.2 at 8 p.m. ET in Cantonese

* Alberta: OMNI Alberta at 6 p.m. MT in Mandarin

* British Columbia: OMNI BC at 5 p.m. PT in Punjabi