On Thursday October 3, 2019, the Archdiocese of Toronto presented a debate about the federal election from a Catholic perspective. It took place in the large Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. Over one thousand people attended. It was live-streamed to various local parishes and across Canada on the Archdiocesan YouTube channel.
The Moderator for the evening was Don Newman a journalist who has spent his career in journalism. Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Archdiocese gave some opening remarks and a prayer. The panelists included: Garnett Genuis from the Conservative Party for the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan; Matthew Green from the NDP Party running in Hamilton; David Haskell from the People’s Party running in Waterloo; Dan Turcotte from the Green Party running in Don Valley East Toronto; Francesco Sorbara from the Liberal Party a Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge in Ontario.
The topics for the panel included: Poverty, Christian Persecution, Human Dignity, Immigration & Refugees and Environment. There were questions from the community that were shown on video and the panelists responded.
Closing remarks and prayer were offered by Cardinal Collins.
Please view the entire debate here: Election Debate from a Catholic Perspective