The two Canadian Leaders’ Debates, held this past Wednesday and Thursday (in French and English, respectively), were a riot. Commentary on the specifics are being extensively covered elsewhere, but it was refreshing how much substantive discussion there was in comparison to the U.S. Presidential (and Vice Presidential) debates. The seated conversational format was brilliant. Though I wish Stéphane Dion was stronger in the English debate, I thought he ultimately came out on top in both of them (perhaps as a result of low initial expectations). And Elizabeth May justified the spot at the “roundish” table that she had fought so hard for. Well done.
The actual plans discussed during the debate prompted me to examine and record my own priorities for a Canada Plan. This is the beginning of an evolving list, and I hope to return to this list to discuss the line items in more detail.