APTN National News
Conservative leader Stephen Harper is the only one of the four main federal party leaders to refuse to participate in the virtual town hall which runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The Conservative campaign did not respond to APTN’s invitation to take part in the event that will see federal party leaders answer pre-taped questions from Indigenous people from across the country.
APTN anchor Cheryl McKenzie will host the town halls. The virtual town hall with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is scheduled to air Wednesday and the town hall with NDP leader Thomas Mulcair will air Thursday. Green leader Elizabeth May’s town hall aired Tuesday.
The town halls will also be livestreamed via APTN’s news website.
Harper never agreed to an interview with APTN despite repeated requests throughout his nine years in power.