•   
  •   
  •   

Canada 5 Standout Moments From The 1st French Leaders’ Debate

11:50  03 october  2019
11:50  03 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

Federal party leaders hope to gain Quebec votes in French-language debate

  Federal party leaders hope to gain Quebec votes in French-language debate Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-François Blanchet of the Bloc Québécois faced off with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in debate hosted by French-language TVA network. It was also the first time that Trudeau joined the debate so far in the election campaign, with a little less than three weeks left before Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21.

Four federal party leaders faced off Wednesday in the first 2019 election debate to include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The Tories sent out a press release saying Trudeau’s second plane was bigger gas guzzler than the first . The Liberals countered that they’ve purchased carbon offsets for

French Language Leaders ' Debate : Standout moments from the night. comments Leave a comment. facebook Share this item on Facebook. Leaders ’ Debate : Bernier says other party leaders will ‘never balance the budget’. 3. Elizabeth May is equally tiresome in both languages.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh standing next to a man in a suit and tie: A composite image of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet arriving to the first French-language debate.© Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press A composite image of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet arriving to the first French-language debate.

Four federal party leaders faced off Wednesday in the first 2019 election debate to include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The debate on TVA — the largest private television station in Quebec — featured Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Québécois Yves-François Blanchet.  Here are a few moments that stood out:

1. Scheer accuses Trudeau of being a “hypocrite” on the environment for using two campaign planes

During a section on the environment, as Trudeau was trying to suggest his government had done a lot to address climate change while Scheer was trying to block efforts to but a price on carbon and the Bloc would not be in a position to put together a pan-Canadian plan to deal with the issue, the Tory leader called the Liberal leader out for doing one thing but saying another.

6 leaders to take the stage tonight for the campaign's last English debate

  6 leaders to take the stage tonight for the campaign's last English debate The federal leaders in tonight's final English-language debate of the campaign will have to cut through a crowded stage with sharp-elbowed performances if they hope to stand out. Leaders from each of the six parties that have any hope of winning a seat on Oct. 21 will be at a podium, including People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, who was initially left off the list by the debate commission.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau presses Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for his personal views on abortion and a woman's right to choose during the TVA French -language leaders debate Wednesday. But he used the moment to hammer Scheer on opposing such a law in the first place.

Six federal party leaders faced off in the English-language debate on Monday and answered questions from the public, moderators and each other on various

“You are a hypocrite on the question of the environment. There is only one leader here that has two planes for his election campaign. It’s you,” Scheer said. “One for you and the media, and the other for your costumes and your canoe.”

Trudeau tried to butt in and note that the Tories are “not even buying carbon credits” to offset their campaign. He shook his head and said Scheer had been waiting to use that line.

“You are a fake environmentalist,” Scheer said.

The Tories sent out a press release saying Trudeau’s second plane was bigger gas guzzler than the first. The Liberals countered that they’ve purchased carbon offsets for both planes and their buses. (The Greens have not rented an airplane as they are trying to run a carbon-free campaign with offset for commercial air travel and electric vehicles. The NDP, which has rented a plane for part of the campaign, has also purchased carbon offsets, and says it is also making efforts to keep a light carbon footprint).

5 key moments from the federal leaders' debate

  5 key moments from the federal leaders' debate The six major party leaders squared off in a debate Monday that saw Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer taunt each other as they jockeyed for the front-runner position.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer branded his Liberal opponent as a mask-wearing "phoney" and a "fraud" who has lost the moral authority to govern.

5 Standout Moments From The 1 st French Leaders ’ Debate . Watch The Federal Leaders ' Election Debates . Elbows Out In Alberta Election Debate With Accusations Of Cheating, Bungling.

Six federal party leaders faced off in the English-language debate on Monday and answered questions from the public, moderators and each other on various issues from Indigenous issues and foreign affairs to climate change and the economy, while defending their own policies and why they should be

The Liberals have been using a second plane, as they did in 2015, to fly around equipment, signage and flags to dress their events and rallies.

Liberal spokesman Joe Pickerill told HuffPost there is no canoe on the plane.

The one used in a photo-op in Sudbury last week was “rented on site,” he said.

2. Scheer refused to answer whether he personally supports a woman’s right to choose

The Conservative leader was asked several times, first by anchor Pierre Bruneau — who noted that Scheer had supported every bill in Parliament that sought to limit abortion rights —   what his personal opinion is regarding a women’s right to choose whether to have an abortion. He did not answer.

Trudeau repeatedly tried to ask him, whether as a father, a husband, he supported a woman’s right to an abortion. Singh also asked, stressing that he supports abortion rights.

But Scheer gave no answer about his personal view.

7 must-see moments from the 2019 leaders debate

  7 must-see moments from the 2019 leaders debate We found seven moments to remember from the debate—one for each leader and then one in which every leader had something to say ..@AndrewScheer, responding to @JustinTrudeau: "You seem to be oddly obsessed with provincial politics. There is a vacancy for the Ontario Liberal leadership, and if you are so focused on provincial politics go and run for the leadership of that party Mr. Trudeau." pic.twitter.

Federal Leaders ' Debate 2019. CBC News. Загрузка Marking two weeks from election day, six federal party leaders are set to face off as part of the English-language debate at Leaders ' Debate : Standout moments from the night - Продолжительность: 13:47 Global News 63 043 просмотра.

The final official leaders ' debate in French took place Thursday night and the leaders made their cases for the last time before voters head to the polls on French Language Leaders ' Debate : Standout moments from the night - Продолжительность: 15:42 Global News 20 480 просмотров.

“You have not been open,” Trudeau told Scheer.

“Personally, I will ensure that a Conservative government does not reopen this debate,” Scheer responded.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh standing next to a man wearing a suit and tie: A composite image of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet  arriving to the first French-language debate.© Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press A composite image of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet arriving to the first French-language debate.

The Tory leader said he would vote against any measure to reopen the debate. “Nothing changed regarding access [to abortions] under the previous Conservative government, nothing changed under this government, and nothing is going to change under a future Conservative government,” he added.

The Bloc Québécois leader said he feels that the right of a woman to do as she wishes with their body is such a fundamental value in Quebec that if any of his MPs wished to introduce a bill that would restrict abortion, he would kick them out of his caucus immediately.

COMMENTARY: Singh scores win with ‘sentiment’ jump on Twitter during debate, Ipsos says

  COMMENTARY: Singh scores win with ‘sentiment’ jump on Twitter during debate, Ipsos says Ipsos' Canadian Political Atlas showed what Canadians on Twitter thought of the debate — and they liked Jagmeet Singh, says Gregory Jack of Ipsos.The Canadian Political Atlas Debate Dashboard is a tool developed by Ipsos to measure sentiment and volume on Twitter regarding party leaders, parties and issues. And it painted a fairly clear picture of what Canadians on Twitter thought.

French Language Leaders ' Debate : Standout moments from the night - Продолжительность: 15:42 Global News 20 733 просмотра. Leaders ' Debate : Singh refers to Trudeau, Scheer as "Mr. Delay and Mr. Deny" - Продолжительность: 2:49 Global News 278 049 просмотров.

French Language Leaders ' Debate : Standout moments from the night - Продолжительность: 15:42 Global News 20 670 просмотров. Party leaders square off at 1 st federal election debate , without Trudeau - Продолжительность: 4:26 CBC News: The National 103 399 просмотров.

Trudeau and Singh, who agree with Blanchet on the abortion question, also sought to paint Scheer as out of touch with Quebec values.

After the debate, reporters also questioned Scheer on his personal stand regarding abortion. He said that like many Quebecers, he is a Catholic, but he did not elaborate on what that meant for him. He said there is no consensus on the issue, but added that as prime minister he would govern for all Canadians.

3. Scheer suggested that Trudeau has a secret plan of legalizing hard drugs

Trudeau was asked whether it would be a good idea to decriminalize small amounts of all drugs as a way to address the opioids crisis, something the Commons health committee — dominated by Liberal MPs — recommended earlier this year.

“Not right away,” Trudeau responded, saying his government has expanded safe injection sites and is focused on harm reduction.

a group of people standing in a room: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the media after the TVA French debate in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. © Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the media after the TVA French debate in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Scheer jumped on that to say: “Not right away? So, that’s your secret agenda to legalize, or decriminalize hard drugs.”

In a scrum after the debate, Trudeau said “not at all” when asked whether he would pursue decriminalization during a possible next mandate, stating that this is not part of his party’s platform.

Rex Murphy: That wasn't a debate. Nor was it national. It was tokenism, and feeble at that

  Rex Murphy: That wasn't a debate. Nor was it national. It was tokenism, and feeble at that Rex Murphy: That wasn't a debate. Nor was it national. It was tokenism, and feeble at thatE.g., “Mr. Singh had a good line — Mr. Deny and Mr. Delay — but it wasn’t a knockout punch.” Or, “Mr. Scheer came on really strong against Mr. Trudeau in the beginning, but it wasn’t a knockout punch.

4. Trudeau announced that if re-elected he is going to expand medically assisted dying legislation

Trudeau revealed during the debate that, should he remain prime minister, his government will not appeal a September Quebec court ruling that struck down restrictions in the Liberal government’s medical assistance in dying bill that limited the procedure to those who are terminally ill and whose death is “reasonably foreseeable.” The court ruled the law unconstitutional, in that it forced people living with incurable conditions to keep suffering.

Trudeau said he would change the law. “We will revisit the law within six months; we will not appeal the decision.”

Andrew Scheer et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer arrives for the TVA french language debate in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. © Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer arrives for the TVA french language debate in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

The law had been purposefully designed initially as restrictive, he suggested, as said he expected it would keep expanding as time and norms shifted. “We understand that society evolves.”

Trudeau also pledged, however, to ensure that there will still be some restrictions to protect the most vulnerable.

Scheer said if he were prime minister, he would appeal the decision.

5. Singh said electing more NDP MPs would force the Liberals to keep their promises

During an exchange on culture, the NDP leader had a zinger of his own. He asked Trudeau what it would take for the Liberal leader to “keep his promises.

“What will it take?” Singh asked. And then, ready with the answer, he said.

“You’ve broken a lot of promises. It’s going to take New Democrats.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost Canada.

Bernier's & Scheer's Translators In The French Debate Didn't Sound Canadian .
There was some discussion on Twitter about their accents.The event was held at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and all six party leaders were present for the debate. Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May, Maxime Bernier, Justin Trudeau, Yves-François Blanchet, and Andrew Scheer gathered for the last time at their podiums to verbally duke it out the night before advance polls open.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!