CTV Montreal, CJAD 800, and the Montreal Gazette Team Up to Host Mayoral Debate Oct. 23

— October 4, 2017

– Unique cross-platform mayoral debate airs live on CJAD 800 and via livestream on Montreal.CTVNews.ca and montrealgazette.com –
– CJAD 800 host Leslie Roberts moderates as leading candidates for Montreal’s mayoralty – Denis Coderre and Valérie Plante – discuss the most significant issues facing the city –

MONTRÉAL (October 4, 2017) – With Montreal’s upcoming municipal election making headlines across the city, CTV Montreal, News Talk Radio CJAD 800, and the Montreal Gazette are teaming up to host a unique cross-platform mayoral debate on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET. Taking place before a live audience at Concordia University’s Oscar Peterson Hall, the debate airs in real time on CJAD 800 and CJAD.com, and via livestream on Montreal.CTVNews.ca and MontrealGazette.com. CJAD 800 host Leslie Roberts moderates the English-language debate, which features incumbent mayor Denis Coderre, head of Équipe Denis Coderre, and principal challenger Valérie Plante of Projet Montréal, discussing the most significant issues facing the city. Together, CJAD 800, CTV Montreal, and the Montreal Gazette deliver comprehensive pre-and post-debate analysis led by CJAD 800 host Aaron Rand alongside Gazette journalists Allison Hanes and Linda Gyulai. CTV Montreal reporter Caroline Van Vlaardingen will source questions from the audience to put to the candidates. The live event is open to the public, with limited seating available. In the lead-up to the debate, voters are encouraged to send in their own debate questions to any of the following: debate@cjad.com, montrealdebate@ctv.ca, or debate@montrealgazette.com.

About the Montreal Gazette

The Montreal Gazette is one of the oldest newspapers in North America, and has covered everything from the French Revolution to the Quebec City mosque shootings in its 239-year history. The Montreal Gazette offers award-winning editorial content, with strong coverage of municipal affairs, local business, the food and restaurant scene, the arts and the Montreal Canadiens. It also has an important presence online with its website, montrealgazette.com, its Facebook page and a variety of digital products such as hockeyinsideout.com. The Montreal Gazette is part of the Postmedia network, which reaches millions of Canadians daily via more than 200 brands on print, online and mobile platforms.

About CTV News

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GO, CP24 GO, and BNN GO apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

About Bell Media Radio

Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, ÉNERGIE, CHUM FM, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Bell Media Radio stations are all part of iHeartRadio Canada, the company’s best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.


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