Politics

How to watch and follow tonight's Conservative leadership debate

The Conservative Party of Canada is holding an English-language debate tonight, the second of two debates in Toronto after Wednesday's French-language event. Here's how to watch the debates on CBC.

4 candidates debated in French on Wednesday and will debate in English on Thursday

The Conservative Party of Canada held the first of two leadership debates Wednesday evening, with a French-language event. An English-language debate takes place on Thursday. CBC is covering both debates. (Hannah Thibedeau/CBC)

The Conservative Party of Canada is holding an English-language debate tonight, the second of two debates in Toronto after Wednesday's French-language event.

The debates are being moderated by the co-chairs of the Conservatives' leadership election organizing committee and feature questions submitted by party members. Dan Nowlan moderated Wednesday's French debate, while former MP and cabinet minister Lisa Raitt will moderate the English debate. 

Four candidates are seeking the leadership: Leslyn Lewis, Peter MacKay, Erin O'Toole and Derek Sloan.

The candidates will each take media questions following the debates.

Here's how you can watch and follow the debates on CBC:

Thursday: English-language debate

  • Power & Politics with Vassy Kapelos will have special coverage of the English debate 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on CBC News Network and livestreamed at CBCnews.ca.
  • You can also watch the livestream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
  • We'll have an updated story on the debate with video clips at cbc.ca/politics.

Wednesday: French-language debate

  • You can re-watch the French debate with English translation on Facebook.
  • You can watch the debate in French on RDI, Radio-Canada's 24-hour news channel.
  • You can read about the debate and view video clips in our story at cbc.ca/politics

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?

now