Parti Québecois leader Pauline Marois says she won't participate in an English leaders' debate, even if she's allowed to speak in French.
The PQ leader's final answer has put a stop to plans for an English televised debate.
“I gave my answer to this question and I don’t have anything to add," Marois said, in response to a reporter's question on Sunday.
Invitations to the debate were sent out last week by a group of Quebec English media outlets, including CBC, CJAD, CTV, the Gazette and Global.
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Marois refused, saying her English skills weren't strong enough to debate in the language.
That's when the consortium responded with a revised format, which would have allowed Marois to speak French, with simultaneous translation.
Leaders of the three other main parties — Coalition Avenir Québec, the Quebec Liberal Party and Québec Solidaire — all said their parties would be open to participating in an English debate.