Debates matter, 2019 proves it once again

Next time someone tells you leaders' debates do not matter in a campaign, you'll be able to point towards this 2019 federal election to prove them that - once again - they are dead wrong.

While voting intentions had remained mostly stable for the first half of the campaign, it appears Canadians have payed close attention to the leaders' debates. In the past two weeks, pollsters have measured two distinct movements in voting intentions in the country:

Read this article in Maclean's.

Philippe J. Fournier is the creator of Qc125 and 338Canada. He teaches physics and astronomy at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. For information or media request, please write to

Philippe J. Fournier est le créateur de Qc125 et 338Canada. Il est professeur de physique et d'astronomie au Cégep de Saint-Laurent à Montréal. Pour toute information ou pour une demande d'entrevue médiatique, écrivez à