The English-speaking media will jointly produce the debate on the candidates for mayor of Montreal – Montreal



An English-language media consortium has announced that it will hold a debate with the main candidates for the head of Montreal over the next four years.

With less than a month before the municipal elections on November 7, the race for mayor of Montreal is intensifying with three candidates vying for the highest office.

Outgoing mayoral candidate, Valérie Plante of Projet Montreal, was the first woman to hold the position in Montreal. She tries to avoid a return of Denis Coderre from Ensemble Montreal and newcomer Balarama Holness from the Montreal Movement.

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Coderre left politics to regroup after his loss in 2017 to Plante and his Project Montreal party, while Holness recently teamed up with the Ralliement pour Montréal in an effort to offer a third, more solid option, in what is considered by many like a two-man race.

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Several English-speaking media will produce a debate on mayoral candidates scheduled for Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center in the Saint-Léonard borough of Montreal.

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The event will be broadcast live on TV, radio and online by Global News Montreal, The Montreal Gazette, CBC Montreal, CJAD 800, CityNews Montreal (Citytv) and CTV News Montreal.

Moderated by Laura Casella of Global News, the 90-minute debate will focus on six topics, including housing, public safety, the economy, the climate crisis, inclusion and transport.

CTV’s Mutsumi Takahashi and CBC’s Debra Arbec will act as moderators, while CityNews’ Alyssia Rubertucci will present the audience’s questions.

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Anyone wishing to submit a question to candidates on the six above-mentioned topics is invited to send an email to [email protected]

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