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Seriously? "Zing"? Are you 12? This is the CPC trying to delude Canadians yet again. Far too few people understand how these debates work and what their history is. #Cdnpoli #elxn43 #LeadersDebates 1/20
The first televised national leaders' debate was held in 1968. There was one debate, half in English and half in French. They were organised by the primary Canadian news outlets of the time (CTV/CBC), working together. At this time the news was viewed as a "public good". 2/20
Robert Stanfield (PC) and Tommy Douglas (NDP) could not speak French. Real Caouette (Railliement creditiste) could not speak English. Pierre Trudeau (Lib) was fluently bilingual. Some accommodations were made. 3/20
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