Many thought NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won the debate, though it was mostly a matter of beating low expectations.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet SIngh, and Green Leader Elizabeth May took part in the Sept. 12 Maclean's/CityTV leaders' debate. As it was, the affair was pretty much a debate-free zone, overflowing with accusations, unsubstantiated opinions, and incoherent back and forth with a distinct lack of reasonable argument, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s debatable, as it were, whether the Liberals’ Justin Trudeau made a serious mistake in not showing up for the first leaders’ verbal sparring match.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.
'It is a weird irony that integration is being isolated this way,' says Anita Singh, while others say there’s an opportunity for the diversity, inclusion, and youth file to play a larger role in government.