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Leaders’ Debates Commission


The Leaders' Debates Commission is an independent and impartial public body mandated to organize federal leaders' debates in Canada's general elections.

The Commission's objective is to make debates a more predictable, reliable, and stable element of federal election campaigns.

Debates play an essential role in Canada's democracy. They give you a chance to see the character and evaluate the qualities of leaders seeking to be Canada's Prime Minister.

Making an informed decision is part of a thriving democracy. A live debate is an opportunity to hear directly from leaders – unedited and unfiltered. You'll see them together in one place, answering questions and challenging each other's policies. This will help you make your own decision about the issues that matter to you. It's a chance to learn about each other, and the people who want to lead our country.

Date modified: May 10, 2022