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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This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.