After the TVA French-language debate last week, the French-language leaders' debate on Thursday evening, October 10 is the last one of the 2019 federal election campaign. For this event, the six party leaders, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May, Maxime Bernier, Justin Trudeau, Yves-François Blanchet, and Andrew Scheer gathered at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.
The format of this debate is a little different than what we last saw, as the leaders are not only taking questions from journalists, but also the public.
The evening began with a hot topic, when a resident of Trois-Rivières asked a question about the environment and the climate crisis.
Each leader answered (or didn't answer) the question before being able to debate among themselves. The conversation quickly deviated to pipelines, and a particular phrase caught the attention of viewers on social media.
When it was time for Maxime Bernier, leader of the PPC, to speak, he began by saying, "We will impose...", but he didn't have time to finish.
Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party leader, interrupted him with a particularly scathing remark, "You will never impose anything, you will not even win in Beauce!"
This interaction has gotten a lot of reactions on social media, especially among Quebecers who seem to have found it quite entertaining.
"Andrew Scheer was wild against Bernier! Maxime, you will not even win in Beauce," wrote @BCredos.
One thing is certain — that line won't be forgotten, and we bet it won't be the only one from this debate.
These party leaders aren't holding back.
This article was originally published in french on Narcity Quebec.