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Mark your calendars – the debates are here!

Now that October 19 is quickly approaching, it’s time to tune in to what the leaders have to say when they’re all put in a room together! This is your opportunity to witness party leaders talk about the issues that matter most to Canadians to help inform your vote.

An all Leaders’ debate is an essential event for voters in #elxn42. Why not gather your friends and colleagues to watch a debate together? You can scrutinize candidate responses over a few beverages, and make civic engagement a night to remember.

Upcoming Debate Schedule

Over the next month, the following English-language debates [1] will be publicly televised and available for live stream.

The Canadian Arts Coalition is planning a Debate-Watch Party on October 8 at a location in Toronto. Stay tuned to our social media channels and our newsletter [2] for immediate updates when they are available.

In addition there will be several all-candidates meetings focussed on arts and culture :

If you’d like to host your own all-candidates meeting, you can find tips in Arts Link NB’s Candidates Forum How To or in the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres’  Federal Election Action Toolkit [10].

Here’s a few ways you can spice up a debate-watching party

We may have had a little but too much fun in compiling this list of #elxn42 themed ideas:

During the debate, make note of any references to Arts & Culture. While we would love for an arts issue [14] to surface in the debate, it is unlikely that this will happen. However, we ask you to consider how the issues in the debate affect artists and arts organizations. Share this with candidates in your riding [15].

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