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Watch the Calgary Federal Election Panel Debate

This is your opportunity to hear firsthand and ask them about the pressing issues that matter to Albertans in this election.

Watch a diverse panel discuss what the federal election means for Alberta.

Clockwise from top left: Author and historian Aritha van Herk, economist Peter Tertzakian, political strategist Najib Jutt, columnist and political commentator Jen Gerson, data scientist John Santos and journalist Max Fawcett. (CBC)

Elections Canada estimates 4.7 million Canadians voted in advanced polls, an increase of almost 30 per cent over the last federal election in 2015.

But if you haven't voted yet and still need just a little more information to help form your decision, CBC Calgary has you covered.

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What do Albertans want from this election?

We hear words like "respect," "a place at the table," "a little help," even "cut us a damn break," but what do these words mean?

How would we translate it into specific government policy?

Different ways of dealing with courts? New budgetary allotments or tax rates? A different relationship within Confederation?

We brought together a diverse group of thinkers and influencers to dig deep and debate:

  • Peter Tertzakian, economist and executive director of the Arc Energy Research Institute.
  • John Santos, Calgary data scientist specializing in polling.
  • Max Fawcett, freelance writer and the former editor of Alberta Oil magazine.
  • Jen Gerson, Calgary-based columnist and national political commentator.
  • Aritha van Herk, award-winning author and historian from the University of Calgary.
  • Najib Jutt, political strategist from Statecraft Partners in Edmonton.

And steering it all was CBC's Jim Brown, former host of the Calgary Eyeopener and The 180.

Our Canada Votes 2019: Calgary Federal Election Panel Debate took place at 5:30 p.m. MT at the Glenbow Museum.

The stream will remain on the CBC Calgary Facebook page for those who missed out.

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