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OMNI Television and OMNITV.ca to Bring Live Coverage of Maclean’s Federal Leaders Debate in Four Languages, August 6

Posted in Canada, Politics

Published on July 28, 2015 with No Comments

All major federal party leaders confirmed to participate: Stephen Harper, leader of the

Conservative Party of Canada; Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada;

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Elizabeth May, leader of the Green

– Maclean’s Leaders Debate will be available live on OMNI Television and OMNITV.ca in

Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi on Thursday, August 6 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET –

Maclean’s, Canada’s leading current affairs magazine, owned by Rogers Communications Inc.,

will bring audiences the first opportunity to hear from all major federal party leaders ahead of

this year’s federal election, in a nationally televised debate in English on Thursday, Aug. 6 from

8 to 10 p.m. ET on Rogers-owned television network, City.

In addition to the English broadcast, Maclean’s Leaders Debate will air commercial-free in

multiple languages on OMNI Television in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario (see local

listings below). All four languages – Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin and Punjabi – will also be

available to watch via live webstream on OMNITV.ca.

Moderated by Maclean’s Political Editor Paul Wells, the party leaders will debate on issues

including the economy, energy and the environment, foreign policy, security, and the health of

Canada’s democratic institutions.

“We’re excited to work closely with our sister media brand, OMNI Television, to help foster

engagement with Canada’s multilingual communities on key election issues,” said Wells.”

Maclean’s Leaders Debate Live Broadcast and Webstream Schedule:

Province Channel Start Time Language

Ontario OMNI.1 8 p.m. ET Italian

Alberta OMNI Alberta 6 p.m. MT Mandarin

British Columbia OMNI BC 5 p.m. PT Punjabi

Social Media Links

Follow Maclean’s @MacleansMag

Follow Paul Wells @InklessPW

Follow OMNI Television @OMNITelevision

 

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