MEDIA ALERT: The Globe and Mail Federal Leaders' Debate on the Economy

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ -


The Globe and Mail, in partnership with Google Canada and CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel), presents Our Economy. Our Future. The Globe and Mail Leaders' Debate 2015


Thursday, September 17, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST) (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST)


The Palomino Room, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta 


David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail


Leaders of parties with official status in the House of Commons have been invited to participate: Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Leaders from all three official parties have accepted The Globe's invitation to participate.


The debate will take place before a live audience, including Globe and Mail reporters, members of each party, as well as invited guests of The Globe including academics, economists, government and business leaders.


Viewers can livestream the debate on, on The Globe and Mail iOS and Android apps, and on YouTube – The Globe's channel as well as the YouTube Canada Election 2015 Hub.

CPAC TV will live broadcast the debate simultaneously in French and English. Find CPAC TV in your area at

Format & Schedule (all Eastern Time):

The first half of the 90-minute debate will focus on five critical economic areas: Jobs, Energy and the Environment, Infrastructure, Housing and Taxation. The second half will probe further into answers provided during the first half and into party platforms, and will include a selection of questions from voters.

The event will also include pre-show and post-show panel discussions that will provide viewers with analysis, context and commentary from some of the finest political and economic observers in the country. Both panels will be hosted by Jane Taber, who has spent 25 years covering Canadian politics and, for six years, was the co-host of CTV's Question Period, an hour-long political-affairs program.


  • Pre-show (8:00 PM8:15 PM EST)
  • Debate (8:15 PM9:45 PM EST)
  • Post-show (9:45 PM10:00 PM EST)

Viewer Engagement:

    • The debate will include real-time analytics and polling via Facebook, Twitter and Google Trends.
    • To follow the latest updates on the debate and to find out how to participate, viewers can visit
    • They can also get involved/participate via The Globe's Facebook and Twitter pages by using #GlobeDebate

"We chose to host this debate in Alberta as it represents the story of the year, both politically and economically," said David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. "What will the NDP's surprise victory mean for Alberta, after so many years of Conservative rule? What will lower oil prices mean for the country's economic future? Hosting this event is a natural extension of our role as Canada's leading destination for business news. We look forward to a rigorous discussion between party leaders."

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Jane Taber @JaneTaber1

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians through its award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle. The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, founded in 1844; Report on Business, Canada's most influential business magazine; and, the newspaper's online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 6 million readers every month. The Globe and Mail is 85% owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and 15% owned by Bell Canada.

About Google Canada
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.  In its involvement with elections and politics, Google's goal is to make civic information accessible and useful, broadening informed engagement by making resources easier to find and interact with on the web. In Canada, Google has offices in Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa with over 650 'Canooglers' working on teams across Engineering and Development, Sales and Partnerships, Public Relations and Policy. Engineers at Google Canada work on many of Google's core products including Chrome, mobile applications and ads infrastructure, as well as Safe Browsing and web security, while local industry teams assist Canadian businesses of all sizes to make the most of the web.

About CPAC
CPAC is Canada's only privately owned, commercial-free, not-for-profit, bilingual licensed television service. Created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies to preserve an independent editorial voice for Canada's democratic process, CPAC provides a window on parliamentary, political and public affairs in Canada and the world. CPAC is delivered via cable, satellite and wireless distributors to over 11 million Canadian homes and worldwide via 24/7 live webstreaming at

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