Do you have questions for the federal leaders? Here’s how to submit them for the Oct. 7 and 10 debates

Still undecided about who to support in the upcoming federal election? Do you feel like one candidate has yet to address an issue close to your heart? Well, now is your chance to ask them a question directly.

The Canadian Debate Production Partnership, an organization composed of nine media outlets across the country including the Toronto Star, announced on Monday that people will be able to submit questions via an online form for the Oct. 7 English debate and the Oct. 10 French debate.

If their question is selected by the CDPP, Canadians will have the opportunity to speak directly to the leaders live during the debate, either in person or remotely.

In a press release, Jennifer McGuire of the CDPP said “submissions will be reviewed with the same editorial rigour and integrity practised by CDPP members to ensure fair, balanced and non-partisan questions that reflect Canadians’ ballot box issues.”

The online form will close Sept. 22.

Five federal leaders will participate in the debates, including Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois) and Elizabeth May (Green Party).

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Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas


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