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The death of consortium network TV debates in Canada’s 42nd general election

Quinney, Johanna (2015) The death of consortium network TV debates in Canada’s 42nd general election. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (17 Oct 2015). Website.

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Johanna Quinney is an MSc Student in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She previously served as the Spokesperson and Press Secretary for Canada’s Ministers’ of National Defence and Foreign Affairs. @Johanna_Quinney On Monday, Canadians will head to the polls to conclude one of the most exciting national election campaigns in recent history. Apart from its extraordinary length (78 days versus the usual 36 days), a notable change in the 2015 campaign was the cancellation of the two customary candidates debates organized by a consortium of the country’s national television networks. After the consortium failed to confirm the attendance of the three federal party leaders, the parties agreed to attend five alternative debates hosted by Macleans Magazine, the Globe and Mail newspaper, the Munk School of Global Affairs, the consortium of French language media and TVA, a private French broadcaster.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:23

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