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Commission names CBC, Toronto Star, La Presse among news outlets to produce leaders’ debates

By Beatrice Paez       

The commission offered scant details about the format of the debates; those details have yet to be worked out between the producer and the federal parties.

Michel Cormier, executive director of the debates commission, says the winning producer boasts a wide reach in terms of readership, viewership, and listenership. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A collection of news organizations has been selected to produce the two televised federal leaders’ debate in the fall.

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