– All major federal party leaders confirmed to participate: Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.
– Maclean’s leaders’ debate will be available live on OMNI Television and OMNITV.ca in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi on Thursday, August 6 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
MACLEAN’S, Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, owned by Rogers Communications Inc., will bring audiences the first opportunity to hear from all major federal party leaders ahead of this year’s federal election, in a 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 (see local listings below). All four languages – Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi – will also be available to watch via live webstream on OMNITV.ca.
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.
“We’re excited to work closely with our sister media brand, OMNI Television, to help foster engagement with Canada’s multilingual communities on key election issues,” said Wells.
Maclean’s leaders’ debate live broadcast and webstream schedule:
* Ontario: – OMNI.1 at 8 p.m. ET in Italian
– 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
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