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From left to right, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper

The economy is the most critical ballot-box issue facing Canadian voters in the upcoming federal election. As the country's leading source of business news and commentary, The Globe and Mail will probe the economic platforms of the three official parties, assessing their plans on everything from energy and housing to taxation and jobs.

Join us on Sept. 17 at  6 p.m. MT (8 p.m. ET), live from Stampede Park in Calgary. Here is your guide on how to watch and participate in the debate:

How to watch online:

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View a livestream of the debate on our home page, mobile site or at tgam.ca/debate, as well as on The Globe and Mail iOS app and on YouTube – via The Globe's channel and the YouTube Canada Election 2015 Hub.

Missed the livestream? Not to worry, it will be available as "on demand" playback.

How to watch on TV:

CPAC TV will live broadcast the debate simultaneously in French and English. Find CPAC TV in your area at www.cpac.ca

CHCH will also carry the debate. CHCH is available on Bell HD channel 1057 and online at http://www.chch.com/live

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Debate details:

Participants: Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

Moderator: The Globe and Mail's editor-in-chief, David Walmsley

Closed captioning provided by our debate partner, Google Canada

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