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Live on YouTube: The first #elxn42 National Leaders Debate

This Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will square off in the first debate of the federal election campaign.

This year, for the first time, you can watch the debates live and in full on the YouTube Canada Elections Hub, via our partners at Maclean’s Magazine, who will be live streaming the debate on the Maclean’s Magazine YouTube Channel.

The YouTube livestream will give Canadians a new option to follow the debate on the screen of their choice, whether that’s a television, laptop, tablet or phone. So, no matter where you are in the world or how you’ll be accessing the internet, you’ll be able to watch the most important events of the 2015 election on YouTube.

This will be Canadians’ first opportunity to hear the leaders test each other on a wide range of critical issues, including the economy, energy and the environment, foreign policy, security and the health of Canada’s democratic institutions.

Live on YouTube: The first #elxn42 National Leaders Debate

So, tune-in to the Elections Hub on Thursday, August 6 at 8:00PM EDT to watch the first debate live. And if you miss it, we’ll have the full debate, highlight clips and commentary from across the web, available to watch at after the debate is over.