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Manitoba party leaders square off in 90-minute radio debate this morning

WINNIPEG — Voters in Manitoba can listen to party leaders go head-to-head-to-head this morning in a radio debate.

The leaders of the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and NDP are scheduled to be on CJOB for a 90-minute, commercial-free debate beginning at 10 a.m. local time.

The leaders made their first appearance together on the provincial election campaign last week during a forum hosted by the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, and there will be a televised leaders debate Thursday evening.

Following this morning’s radio debate, PC Leader Heather Stefanson will make a campaign announcement at 1 p.m. at Quest Health Clinic in Winnipeg.

Kirkfield Park PC candidate Kevin Klein and fellow PC candidate Rochelle Squires, who’s running in Riel, will also make a campaign announcement at 9 a.m. at Grant’s Old Mill Park on Portage Avenue in the capital city.

The election will be held Oct. 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2023.

The Canadian Press