Election leaders’ debate set for Oct. 13

The debate on TV, radio and the internet will feature the three party leaders with MLAs in the legislature: BC Green Leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan and B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson.

A leaders’ debate will be broadcast on TV, radio and the Internet on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The 90-minute debate is being organized by the British Columbia Broadcast Consortium will present the debate, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be moderated by Shachi Kurl, current Angus Reid Institute president and former political reporter.

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The debate will feature the three party leaders with MLAs in the legislature: BC Green Leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan and B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson.

There will be direct questions to the candidates about current issues in B.C. and there will be opportunity for head to head debate between the individual party leaders. There will be no live audience at the venue, due to pandemic protocols.

The debate will air on these TV networks: CTV Vancouver CBC, Global BC, BC 1, Citytv, Omni BC, CHEK, and CPAC. It will also air on these radio stations: CBC, CKNW and News 1130.

The above networks are also expected to stream the event on their websites.

Shortly after the debate announcement, B.C. Conservative Leader Trevor Bolin — who was not invited to take part — issued a statement:

“This event will be an important part of the democratic process and so we look forward to receiving our invitation this morning,” Bolin said. “All British Columbians deserve to hear from the party leaders and have them take part in the debate. I look forward to joining John Horgan, Sonia Furstenau, and Andrew Wilkinson — along with moderator Shachi Kurl — so that British Columbians can see the difference a real Made In BC plan will make for them.”

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