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Blog: Federal leaders’ French debate for 2019 election

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, second from left, speaks as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh look on during the federal leaders' debate in Gatineau, Que., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, second from left, speaks as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh look on during the federal leaders' debate in Gatineau, Que., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The six main party leaders faced each other for the second time on Thursday night in the official Leaders’ Debates Commission’s French debate.

You can read and watch highlights from the two-hour event in our archived live blog below.

Thursday night’s debate focused on the economy and finances; the environment and energy; foreign policy and immigration; identity, ethics and governance; and service to citizens.

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The debate was moderated by Patrice Roy from Radio-Canada along with L’actualité’s Alec Castonguay, Le Soleil reporter Patricia Cloutier, Le Devoir reporter Hélène Buzzetti and editor-in-chief of La Presse François Cardinal.

The event marked the final debate of the campaign before the Oct. 21 election.

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