Friday, December 11, 2015

Maclean's town hall to question the new
prime minister

Maclean's magazine is parlaying the groundswell of public interest in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by holding a live town hall with him on Wednesday, December 16 from Ottawa and using Rogers Media's range of print and broadcast properties and talent to present it. 

Hosted by political editor Paul Wells, the one-hour broadcast will take place from Ottawa's National Arts Centre in front of a live audience. and be carried commercial free on, City, OMNI 1 in Italian, OMNI 2 in Mandarin, Rogers TV (in OntarioNew Brunswick and Newfoundland), CPAC, and at 2 p.m. ET. Later that evening, City, OMNI 1 in Italian, OMNI 2 in Mandarin, Rogers TV and CPAC will broadcast an encore presentation of the Town Hall, commercial free, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. 

During the question period, the Prime Minister will first take queries from Wells, Rachel Giese (Chatelaine) and Alec Castonguay (L'actualité). Canadians across the country will then have their turn, including those in the live audience, and those on Facebook and Twitter. The public can submit their questions on and the magazine's Facebook page and, according to Maclean's neither Trudeau nor his staff will see any of the questions in advance.
"The last time Justin Trudeau visited Maclean's five months ago, his party was in third place in the polls and I asked all the questions," says Wells. "Now he's the Prime Minister and we're inviting Canadians to ask their own questions, on the issues they're concerned about."

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