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Canadian election debates and closed captioning

Interesting article in today's Globe and Mail

In brief, the Conservative party has indicated that it will NOT take part in debates run by the country's national TV networks. These networks are obligated to provide captioning. Other news outlets have expressed an interest in hosting debates but it's not yet certain if these debates will be captioned. The Canadian Association for the Deaf estimates that 10 million Canadians benefit from captioning. It'll be interesting to see what happens… hard to believe that major players like the Globe and Mail, Macleans and Munk Debates wouldn't caption the debates but heh, stuff happens.