Weekly Round-Up: September 25, 2015

September 25th, 2015 by Dan Allan

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

Leader’s debate recap

Last night’s Radio-Canada French-language debate brought together the five major party leaders – Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau, May and Duceppe – for the first and only time this federal election campaign.

The two-hour debate focused on five themes: government in service of Canadians; the economy; governance, democracy and institutions; the environment; and Canada in the world. You read a recap of the debate here, or watch highlights.

In advance of the debate, we spoke with Tasha Kheiriddin about what to look for in the debate, and what approach each leader might take. Who came out on top? It’s too soon to crown a winner from last night, but we did ask a group of high school students who they thought won last week’s Globe and Mail debate.

Election countdown

Less than a month remains until election day and Voter Information Cards are in the mail!

A new poll this week suggest that the supposed three-way race may not be as close as previously suggested. The Globe and Mail’s Election Forecast still shows the NDP and Conservatives on top, but the Liberals are “closing the gap”.

Democracy Bootcamp

On Monday we hosted two Democracy Bootcamps for our teachers, including 300 teachers in Calgary and 60 in Montreal. And next Tuesday we host our fifth and final Bootcamp before election day with 125 teachers in Edmonton.

In total, 800 teachers will have taken part in a Bootcamp this year to improve their delivery of our Student Vote program and to help engage other schools in their cities or school boards get engaged as well.

Student Vote campaign update

Our record-setting Student Vote pace continues, with more than 6,500 schools now registered to participate from schools across the country.

Haven’t registered your class yet? Don’t worry – there’s still time! Educators can register until September 30. Learn more at www.studentvote.ca.

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

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