Indigenous

Watch the federal leaders' debates translated into Indigenous languages

Voters will be able to watch the federal party leaders debates this week with live translation into several Indigenous languages.

Live translations of English and French language debates available online

Six party leaders will take part in one English and one French debate hosted by the Canadian Debate Production Partnership. The leaders are Elizabeth May (Green Party), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois) and Maxime Bernier (People's Party of Canada). (Canadian Debate Production Partnership)

Voters will be able to watch the federal party leaders debates this week with translation into several Indigenous languages.

The decision of what languages the broadcast would be translated into was made by the Federal Leaders' Debate Commission and the Canadian Debate Production Partnership, of which CBC is one of nine partners. 

Monday's English-language debate was live-streamed online in Inuktitut, nêhiyawêwin (Plains Cree) and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) by CBC and APTN. APTN televised the Inuktitut version to its Northern audience and the Plains Cree version to its western audience.

The English-language debate was also translated into French, Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi, American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language.

French debate Thursday

The French-language debate on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8-10 p.m. ET was live-streamed online in East Cree and Denesuline by CBC and APTN.

The French debate covered the economy, environment and energy, immigration, ethics and governance, and services.

It was also available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi, American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language.

Both events were held in front of a non-partisan audience at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

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