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

– 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 Party of Canada –

– Maclean’s Leaders Debate will be available live on OMNI Television and 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

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:



Start Time




8 p.m. ET



8 p.m. ET



OMNI Alberta

6 p.m. MT


British Columbia


5 p.m. PT


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