Weekly Round-Up: September 18, 2015

September 18th, 2015 by Dan Allan

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics.

Last night’ leaders’ debate

Sparks flew last night as Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau met in Calgary for the campaign’s second leader’s debate.

Hosted by the Globe and Mail, the debate was focused on the economy and related issues like energy and the environment, housing, infrastructure and jobs.

Who came out on top?

We’ll leave it to you to decide who won (or lost), but Globe journalist Jane Taber spoke to us this week about some notable ‘knockout punches’ from past leaders’ debates:

It will be interesting to see if yesterday’s debate has an impact on the polls. In the meantime, a look at several new polls released this week appears to show support for each of the Conservatives, NDP and Liberals.

Canada’s Democracy Week is here!

The federal election is just a little more than a month away and, fittingly, the theme of this year’s Canada’s Democracy Week is “Let’s Get Canada Ready to Vote!” Organized by Elections Canada, #CDW2015 provides Canadians of all ages the tools to prepare for the upcoming vote.

Canada’s Democracy Week and Elections Canada are proud supporters of our Student Vote program. You can read our blog post on why preparing young Canadians for the voting process can, and should, start at an early age.

Six thousand schools registered for Student Vote

Speaking of Student Vote, there are now more than 6,000 schools registered from across the country. We’ve shattered our registration records from the previous federal election by more than 1,500 schools!

We are proud to have The Globe and Mail as our official content partner for this election and, on Monday, we worked with them to create a series of videos previewing the campaign. In other media, Maclean’s created an infographic to recap our 2011 results and we were mentioned in an iPolitics piece on civic engagement.

For ongoing updates, follow us on Twitter at @CIVIX_Canada.

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