Ontario leaders draw positions for televised debate

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - The broadcasting consortium responsible for
providing the televised Ontario provincial leaders' debate on September 20th
will hold a draw to determine lectern placements and other elements at 11am,
Monday, September 17th, in the lobby of the Glenn Gould Theatre in the CBC's
Toronto Broadcast Centre, 250 Front St. West. Members of the media are welcome
to attend.

    The following draws will take place (in the following order):

    -   Dressing room;
    -   Order of pre-debate visit to the set;
    -   Lectern position (left to right from POV of the moderator);
    -   Order of arrival for debate;
    -   Order of opening video presentation;
    -   Order of response to first three questions;
    -   Order of closing statements;
    -   Order of post-debate scrums.

    Members of the media are also reminded that only the moderator, one pool
photographer, the three political leaders and technical staff will be allowed
in the studio during the debate. There will be a photo opportunity (no
questions) before the debate and an opportunity for interviews afterwards.
    Media wishing to attend will have access to a live pool feed in an
adjacent room. Seating is limited to approximately 75 people on a first come,
first served basis. (Overflow will be standing room only.) Advance
accreditation is recommended by contacting:

                                 416 205 3987

    Broadcasters who are not part of the consortium should contact CBC
Resources at 416 205 6307 if they wish to arrange a feed of the debate. Media
not in the consortium may not use excerpts from the debate on the air or
elsewhere until the debate has concluded.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Keay, CBC media relations, (416) 205-3987,

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