There’s an inherent tension at play between journalism’s interest in news value and the public interest, says Elly Alboim, former CBC News Hill bureau chief, who doesn't think debates should be treated as a 'journalistic exercise.'
The Leaders' Debates Commission includes former Reform Party MP Deb Grey, former NDP MP Megan Leslie, former governor general David Johnston, and former cabinet minister John Manely. The other members, not pictured, are entrepreneur Craig Kielburger of WE, Jean LaRose of the Abenakis First Nation of Odanak in Québec and former APTN executive, Quebec judge Louise Otis, and University of Ottawa professor Chad Gaffield. They were all selected by the commission. The Hill Times file photographs
Canada’s first-ever televised leaders’ debates commission is close to revealing the producer that will organize the two debates for the upcoming vote, with a decision expected to be announced in the “next few weeks.”
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.