As Elections Approach, Quebec Party Leaders Prepare for Second Debate


With less than two weeks to go until polling day, the five main party leaders in Quebec face off in the second and final debate of the election campaign.

François Legault, leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec, Dominique Anglade of the Liberal Party of Québec, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois of Québec solidaire, the leader of the Parti québécois Paul St-Pierre Plamondon and Éric Duhaime of the Conservative Party of Québec will debate the following five themes:

  • The environment.
  • Cost of living and economy.
  • Health.
  • Education and services to citizens.
  • The French language, immigration and identity.

Unlike last week’s debate on the TVA Network — which featured a “face-to-face” format, pitting two leaders against the same issue — discussions on the five themes will be open to each candidate.

The two-hour event, which begins at 8 p.m., will end with a round of quick questions.

The debate will take place at La Nouvelle Maison de Radio-Canada in downtown Montreal with Patrice Roy of Radio-Canada as moderator.

The election will take place on October 3. Quebecers will also be able to vote in advance this Sunday and Monday between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.