The six major party leaders took the stage in Gatineau, Quebec for the 2019 English debate. Leaders debated a wide variety of topics while also directly addressing their opponents campaigns.
A new format was used, leaders were given the opportunity to direct their own questions to a candidate of their choice. Leader rebuttals were quick and direct. The broadcast lasted two hours.
UBC Political Science professor, Bruce Baum was left unimpressed after viewing the broadcast. He compared the debate to “children arguing in the school yard”.
Baum was not surprised to see all candidates question Trudeau and use his past mistakes against him.
Baum said Jagmeet Singh was cool and calm while tensions were rising.