Federal Election Leaders Debate 2019: Full video

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • Six federal leaders come together for an English-language debate two weeks before the election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier will all participate.

    Susan Delacourt (Toronto Star), Dawna Friesen (Global News), Althia Raj (Huffington Post Canada), Lisa LaFlamme (CTV News) and Rosemary Barton (CBC News) will be moderating.

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Comments • 115

  • Kyle Marshall
    Kyle Marshall  1 months back

    Does banning of single use plastics mean water bottles too? Legit question

    • Gilles Cordier
      Gilles Cordier  1 months back

      OMG, what a gong show... So many words, so many promises... Yet, I am not anymore convinced of one or the other...

      • Feruhlphox
        Feruhlphox  1 months back

        Canada has become a circus. An utter joke. I think its time the federation is broken up.

        • Abdenour Douraid
          Abdenour Douraid  1 months back

          Go Bloc Québécois

          • Sour Meat
            Sour Meat  1 months back

            Feels more like a second grade classroom than a debate leaders of political parties

            • SaM. P
              SaM. P  1 months back

              Justin is best

              • Shawn Hughes
                Shawn Hughes  1 months back


                • varinder singh
                  varinder singh  1 months back

                  Mr delay and Mr deny lol .... good one

                  • Nancy Mann
                    Nancy Mann  1 months back

                    Philosophically, I am a globalist. Socially, I am very aware that change must start at home, so I guess that makes me kind of a nationalist too. I don't feel any clearer after this. It seemed like a lot of cheap shots and constant interruptions, instead of a productive debate.

                    • dinda academy
                      dinda academy  1 months back

                      better debate than US presidential debates

                      • praj rao
                        praj rao  1 months back

                        moderator fail to moderate. You must stop any person who interferes , must be stopped.

                        • Sam Gamgee
                          Sam Gamgee  1 months back

                          Yo I'm down for the second moderator

                          • Emerson-Shea April
                            Emerson-Shea April  1 months back

                            Oh! I would vote for anyone that will change our electoral system. Liberal, conservative, NDP, green, communist. I don't care. Its the biggest thing that prevents change and encourages division. Its why so many people voted for Priminister Tredeau. We need electoral reform so Canadians can vote for our best interests, not just keeping the other guy out of power.

                            • Ravi A
                              Ravi A  1 months back

                              As immigrant to Canada 7 years ago, I would vote for Scheer or Bernier. I had seen more worst during Liberal than Conservatives.
                              All parties in Canada supports immigration, all parties believe in diversity, but, it's important to keep Canadian values & culture above the one who are immigrating. But, uncontrolled immigration done by Liberals is cause of many problems in Canada, esp real-estate and rental market as well as crime rate. European countries are suffering because of uncontrolled & improper planned immigration. Canada don't have professional jobs but Canada keep immigrating skilled worker and then these immigrants engineers works in Walmart as cashier just to recover all the cost they invested to immigrate in Canada.

                              • Uarenotfunny69
                                Uarenotfunny69  1 months back


                                • David Phipps
                                  David Phipps  1 months back

                                  The leaders should all be but into glassed sound proof boxes with their mics strictly put on for 45 seconds. It would look great watching their opponents try to interrupt them and drown out their zingers to no avail.

                                  • Alejandro León
                                    Alejandro León  1 months back

                                    All of them look selfish. I dont see any good candidate honestly worried for this country

                                    • Simon Coriandoli
                                      Simon Coriandoli  1 months back

                                      Finally, a party who says the real things.
                                      GO PPC!

                                      • Alexandro Calmonte
                                        Alexandro Calmonte  1 months back

                                        No doubt in my mind Maxime Bernier is the right man to lead this country. His reform just answered a lot of issues in our everyday life. Affordability and quality of living. We must invest to something that population needed. Free market ideas like Denmark

                                        • Sinnet
                                          Sinnet  1 months back

                                          Mad Max came out swinging. Only ostensibly right wing and sensible canitade up there. Make the right decision fellow Leafs

                                          • Boats Nboats
                                            Boats Nboats  1 months back

                                            He literally gave away 288 million to burned down houses literally.

                                            • Sheil Patel
                                              Sheil Patel  1 months back

                                              You know the right decision. Watch the debate and it is clear: Vote Andrew Scheer

                                              • Josva The Noble Fool
                                                Josva The Noble Fool  1 months back

                                                Make your vote count.
                                                Vote PPC. End the lib-con supremacy.

                                                • bpod
                                                  bpod  1 months back


                                                  • vivaLAhinduism
                                                    vivaLAhinduism  1 months back

                                                    When everybody is against one person, really makes you wonder. Is he a lunatic or is he on to something...haha.

                                                  • Jeff Town
                                                    Jeff Town  1 months back

                                                    What a sad time to be a Canadian

                                                    • ronald moreland
                                                      ronald moreland  1 months back

                                                      first ? trudeau can't answer the ? Bernier the only one to answer the first question

                                                      • Laila Valila
                                                        Laila Valila  1 months back

                                                        Bernier wouldn't shut up, it was so frustrating

                                                      • Chris Smith
                                                        Chris Smith  1 months back

                                                        Debate starts with reading Berniers tweets with zero context. I am in no way surprised....

                                                        • Tobi the Tabby
                                                          Tobi the Tabby  1 months back

                                                          All of a sudden, everything is out of context when one gets caught with their pants down 😂

                                                      • iccabobb creed
                                                        iccabobb creed  1 months back

                                                        snc lavelin enjoys immunity from almost a billon dollars in corruption,,, none of these clowns have power to stop that,, only the people can make real change.... vote none of the above and render parleament obsolete for a good ten years,, we have the resources, we just need the courage,,, we can make history if we stand together as the first modern country in history to reset the system from scratch..... do you care? it is the only way and your futur depends on it.

                                                        • LRN_News
                                                          LRN_News  1 months back

                                                          Mass-Immigration will destroy Canada, don't believe the multiculti cultural marxist/globalist lie

                                                        • iamXteej
                                                          iamXteej  1 months back

                                                          Very easy and clear to see that "climate emergency" is a cash grab.

                                                          • Brad Smith
                                                            Brad Smith  1 months back

                                                            It's the left wing vs. Bernier.

                                                            • Tobi the Tabby
                                                              Tobi the Tabby  1 months back

                                                              The big bad left wing 😂

                                                              I'm honestly so tired of that narrative.

                                                          • Illmatic Static
                                                            Illmatic Static  1 months back

                                                            Maxime was the only one who presented reasonable arguments. Scheer singh may and trudeau are all in bed together. Vote ppc!

                                                            • Lilian N
                                                              Lilian N  1 months back

                                                              Vote PPC

                                                              • pathwaysmadepublic
                                                                pathwaysmadepublic  1 months back

                                                                That opening sling by Scheer to Trudeau was cringy af.

                                                                • kinglezard0
                                                                  kinglezard0  1 months back

                                                                  Maxime Bernier had a great debate. always with concise and clear point.

                                                                  • Jared garbonzo
                                                                    Jared garbonzo  1 months back

                                                                    wow Berniers the man! putting up with their accusations of racism! pure lies

                                                                    • Andreww__k
                                                                      Andreww__k  1 months back

                                                                      They are all just liars vote the circle for a better future

                                                                    • LRN_News
                                                                      LRN_News  1 months back

                                                                      Climate Alarmism is a massive Globalist scam, a power grab.

                                                                      • epict0mat
                                                                        epict0mat  1 months back

                                                                        This was truely the best part

                                                                        Andrew, are your a real conservative.

                                                                        • cc Devil
                                                                          cc Devil  1 months back

                                                                          All I learnt from this debate is how much control the UN has over our country. Vote max and the PPC and get our sovereignty back from the UN and become one country working as one. We are one of the wealthiest counties in the world with our resources and the UN has crippled us. We need our wealth and control over our country not the global ruling class

                                                                        • p s
                                                                          p s  1 months back

                                                                          Max was a Quebec separatist? interesting

                                                                          • Dentor59
                                                                            Dentor59  1 months back

                                                                            yup and forced to resign his cabinet minister post, I was considering PPC but not anymore

                                                                        • David Empty
                                                                          David Empty  1 months back

                                                                          Sigh, First question of the debate, only Bernier actually answers the question.

                                                                          Then, first question asked by the moderators is nothing but a smear to poison the well.

                                                                          • Sukha Gappi
                                                                            Sukha Gappi  1 months back

                                                                            Do you remember his answer on Environment?

                                                                        • Wakuma Gutema
                                                                          Wakuma Gutema  1 months back

                                                                          Someone got my vote 🗳 already C!

                                                                        • p s
                                                                          p s  1 months back

                                                                          Scheer the only one to say I'm prolife, thank you! you got my vote!, there's nothing wrong with standings up for the unborn!

                                                                          • Fritz Madness
                                                                            Fritz Madness  1 months back

                                                                            I will vote for who puts more money in my pocket!

                                                                            • Tyler McPherson
                                                                              Tyler McPherson  1 months back

                                                                              I mean, almost everyone except Trudeau will do that lol.

                                                                            • Sean Webb
                                                                              Sean Webb  1 months back

                                                                              Will you be able to get the same services in the market for the same or less than what they are currently being provided by government? Will the most vulnerable in our society be able to get them with a paltry tax cut.

                                                                          • Zachary
                                                                            Zachary  1 months back

                                                                            Maxine Bernier is the only real future Canada has. PPC all the way!