About CBC Toronto's Townhall debate
In the absence of a formal debate process in our civic elections, it is left to debate hosts to decide everything from debate format to the list of participants.
With more than 60 candidates running for mayor of Toronto, not everyone could be included in the CBC debate.
There is also no such thing as an objectively fair way to decide who to invite. But in assessing the political landscape right now, CBC determined the most meaningful role it could play for Toronto voters is to include those candidates who have had a significant presence in the daily political conversation of this campaign.
For the debate on October 16, the CBC invited the candidates who have shown enough strength in public opinion polls to suggest they have a legitimate chance to win on October 27th.
CBC Toronto Townhall Debate with the Mayoral Candidates
Hosted by Matt Galloway
Thursday, October 16, 2014
CBC Toronto Atrium, 250 Front Street West
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm and is first come, first seated)
From Cathy Perry, Manager Editor, CBC News Toronto