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Upcoming Live Shows - Kamloops BC Nov 12, 2019

The Debaters are coming to Kamloops, BC on November 12, 2019!

Nov 16, 2019: Carbon Tax & City Slogans

Charlie Demers and Glen Foster refuse to look fuel-ish when they discuss the carbon tax. Then, Evany Rosen and Todd Graham try to stay civil in their debate on city slogans.

Canadians should embrace a carbon tax

Charlie Demers and "That Canadian Guy" Glen Foster, try to make each another green with envy when they question if Canadians should support a carbon tax.

Every city needs a good slogan or nickname

Evany Rosen and Todd Graham have their Peterborough audience trade-marking their words in their debate on city slogans.

Nov 13, 2019: Oysters & Alex Graham Bell vs. Alex Keith

Lara Rae and Katie-Ellen Humphries crack things wide open with their debate on oysters. Then, smooth operators Mark Farrell and Trent McClellan compare Alexander Graham Bell to Alexander Keith.

Oysters are a true delicacy

Lara Rae and Katie-Ellen Humphries leave their Cape Breton audience shell shocked when they discuss if oysters are delicious or disgusting.

Alexander Graham Bell is superior to Alexander Keith

Mark Farrell and This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ Trent McClellan refuse to phone it in in their true Nova Scotian debate on who is the superior Alexander: the inventor of the phone Alexander Graham Bell or beer brewer Alexander Keith.

Nov 9, 2019: Fake Meat & Scuba Diving

Rob Bebenek and Dave Hemstad air their beefs when they discuss plant-based meats. Then, Elvira Kurt and Hunter Collins take the plunge in their debate on scuba diving.

We should all incorporate plant-based meats into our diets

Rob Bebenek and Dave Hemstad grill each other when they question if products like the Beyond Meat burger should be a part of everyone’s diet.

Everyone should take the plunge and learn to scuba dive

Elvira Kurt and Hunter Collins keep their head above water when they question the value of learning to scuba dive.

Nov 6, 2019: Alberta Should Secede & The Bachelor

Peter Brown and Derek Seguin have separate views when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada. Then, Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson have a date with destiny in their debate on reality TV’s The Bachelor.

Alberta should secede from the rest of Canada

Albertan Peter Brown and Quebecer Derek Seguin don’t play referen-dumb in front of their Calgary audience when they discuss if Alberta should separate from Canada.

The best place to find love is on TV's The Bachelor

Nour Hadidi and Erica Sigurdson are looking for love and victory in their debate on whether or not reality TV’s The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is the best place for romance.

Nov 2, 2019: New Brunswick Ugliest Province & Parks

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when Peter Anthony and James Mullinger discuss if New Brunswick is the ugliest province. Then, Nikki Payne and Jon Steinberg draw a line in the sand over whether or not everyone should go to the park.

New Brunswick is the ugliest province in Canada

It’s about to get ugly in Saint John when Peter Anthony and James Mullinger debate New Brunswick’s visual appeal.

Let's go to the park!

Jon Steinberg and Nikki Payne slide into their debate on the value of parks.

Oct 30, 2019: Ghosts & Pie vs. Cake

For this special episode, The Debaters are opening the vault and airing two classic debates from past seasons! Jon Steinberg and Jonny Harris go head to headstone over ghosts. Then, the oven mitts come off when Dave Hemstad and Sean Cullen compare pie and cake.

Ghosts are real

In this classic debate from season 7, Jon Steinberg and Still Standing’s Jonny Harris are in Charlottetown giving spirited arguments on the supernatural.

When it comes to desserts, pie is superior to cake

For this fan favourite from season 4, Dave Hemstad and Sean Cullen are in Toronto trying to make each other crumble over which dessert is superior: pie or cake.

Oct 26, 2019: Opinion on Everything & Horror Movies

Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown have a war with words when they discuss having an opinion on everything. Then, Allyson Smith and Don Kelly give a spooktacular performance when they debate horror movies.

It's good to have an opinion on everything

Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown fire funny feedback when they question if it’s important to have an opinion on everything.

Horror movies are spooktacular

Allyson Smith and Don Kelly deliver petrifying punch lines when they examine the value of horror movies.

Oct 23, 2019: Pumpkin & English vs. French Culture

Laurie Elliott and Kyle Brownrigg refuse to patch things up when they question the hype surrounding pumpkin in the fall. Then, it’s the clash of the titans when James Mullinger and Derek Seguin compare English and French culture.