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Three party leaders agree to the final format and rules for the September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy

Sep 15, 2015

Statement by Rudyard Griffiths, Chair of the Munk Debates:

“I am pleased to announce that Mr. Harper, Mr. Mulcair, and Mr. Trudeau have accepted our final proposal for the rules and format for the Monday, September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy. We are looking forward to hosting all three leaders at a debate where participants can speak in either official language when they want and for as long as they want. We also look forward to providing the audience at Roy Thomson Hall, those watching on television and the Internet, or those following the Munk Debates social media feeds with simultaneous translation of the entire debate proceedings."

Statement on the release of the final rules and format for the Monday, September 28 Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy

Sep 14, 2015

“This morning we provided the participating parties with the final rules and format for the Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy. The parties have until noon tomorrow to indicate their acceptance of the debate’s rules and format. Parties who do not respond within the allotted time will forfeit their place in the debate."

Déclaration sur la publication des règles et du format définitifs du débat Munk du 28 septembre sur la politique étrangère du Canada

Sep 14, 2015

« Nous avons fourni ce matin les règles et le format définitifs du débat Munk sur la politique étrangère du Canada aux partis politiques qui participent à cet événement. Les partis ont maintenant jusqu’à demain midi pour confirmer qu’ils acceptent les règles et le format du débat. Les partis qui ne répondent pas dans le délai prévu perdront leur droit de participer au débat.

Re: Response to the Wednesday, September 9 Liberal Party statement regarding the Munk Debates

Sep 9, 2015

In all of our public and private communications with the three party leaders invited to take part in the Munk Election Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy, we indicated that our event would have “bilingual components”. The draft format that we proposed to the parties last week includes components conducted in both official languages. At no time did we state that the debate would be bilingual.

Date Announced for First Ever Federal Election Debate on Foreign Policy

Aug 14, 2015

The Munk Debate on Canada’s Foreign Policy, Canada’s first-ever federal election debate devoted to foreign policy issues, will take place on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 PM EDT at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, the Hon. Thomas Mulcair, and Mr. Justin Trudeau have all confirmed their participation in the debate.