alexa Debates that mattered: Voters’ reaction to the 1984 Canadian leadership debates
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

Author(s): David J Lanoue

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Students of political debating in both Canada and the United States have generally concluded that national debates do little more than reinforce viewers' prior preferences. This article considers the Canadian leadership debates of 1984, and asks two major questions. First, would the presence of relatively unknown party leaders make these debates more influential than expected? Second, would the French-language debate have special effects on francophone Canadians? The author finds that the debates, unlike their 1979 counterpart, had a significant effect on voting behaviour. Moreover, that effect was especially strong among people for whom French was the first language, and worked in favour of the candidate most fluent in that language. The author concludes by considering the importance of these findings. /// Les études faites sur les débats politiques au Canada et aux États-Unis sont généralement arrivées à la conclusion que les débats nationaux ne font guère que renforcer les préférences déjà établies des spectateurs. Cet article examine les débats entre les chefs des partis politiques canadiens en mettant l'accent sur deux questions majeures. Premièrement, est-ce que la présence de chefs de partis relativement peu connus exerce sur ces débats une influence plus grande que celle à laquelle on pouvait s'attendre? Deuxièmement, est-ce que le débat en langue française a des effets particuliers sur les Canadiens français? Nous trouvons que les débats, contrairement à ceux de 1979, ont eu un effet significatif sur le vote. En plus, l'effet a été particulièrement important parmi les Canadiens français et a joué en faveur du candidat maîtrisant le mieux cette langue. Nous concluons que ces résultats sont importants et doivent être pris en compte.

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This article was published in Canadian Journal of Political Science and referenced in Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

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