Federal Election 2015: Peter Mansbridge’s interviews with party leaders
it about you that you feel should make you a prime minister?”
CBC News's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sat down for
exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party
leaders in advance of the election on October 19.
The aim: to give voters a better sense of the leaders themselves and
"The premise is simple; the execution a challenge,"
"We requested the same thing from each of the parties: a full 30
minutes with their leaders, uninterrupted in a venue of their choice, but away
from the campaign trail, away from the rallies and the whistle-stops and
the media buses.
"The interviews would be wide-ranging. No topic was off limits,
and, as with every one we do, no questions were provided beforehand."
One question that was particularly tricky for each of the
leaders: "What is it about you that you feel should make you a
prime minister?" The answers are surprising.
Watch all the interviews on Curio.ca now.
The videos appear in the order the interviews originally aired
on CBC's The National:
Stephen Harper interview
Justin Trudeau interview
Thomas Mulcair interview
Elizabeth May interview