Radio & Television

With or without Conservatives, Canadian broadcasters pledge to stage national election debates

OTTAWA – A group of the country’s major broadcast news organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to organizing debates for the upcoming 2015 Federal Election, despite a report that the federal Conservative Party is refusing to participate.The Broadcast Consortium, made up of CBC News, ICI Radio-Canada Télé, CTV News and Global News, issued a statement Tuesday promising to once again work together to ensure that the debates are offered to as many Canadians as possible “in the best interest of democracy”.The statement appears to come in response to a Globe and Mail report that says the federal Conservative Party is opting instead to...