MONTREAL – the heads of The four major provincial political parties of Québec will be participating in a debate in English during the next election campaign.
The media in Quebec have formed a partnership to make and produce such a debate, depending on what is announced on Tuesday by way of a press release.
The debate will take place on Monday 17 September, from 17: 30 to 19: 00, at the Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal. It will be broadcast by CBC Quebec, CJAD 800, City, CTV News, Global News, and The Montreal Gazette.
The participants will be the leader of the liberal Party of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, the leader of the Parti Québécois, Jean-François Lisée, the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault; and the leader and co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, Manon Massé.
A few weeks ago, the four leaders had indicated that they were willing to discuss in English.
The details relating to the format and presenters will follow at a later date.
It was already anticipated that discussions will be presented in the French language during the election campaign.
When asked about it Tuesday morning in Montreal, the liberal leader Philippe Couillard said he “cannot wait” to debate in English. He stated that his arguments and ideas that he will provide will not be different from those that he would defend French.
Mr. Couillard recalled the fact that his government had established, in November of last year, a Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers.