Torontonians Invited to Have Their Say as CityNews Broadcasts Toronto's First Televised 2014 Mayoral Debate, March 26

Torontonians Invited to Have Their Say as CityNews Broadcasts Toronto's First 
Televised 2014 Mayoral Debate, March 26 
- All five major candidates - Chow, Ford, Soknacki, Stintz, and Tory - to 
participate -
-   Speakers Corner returns to and following the 
debate; audiences to also engage via live text voting during broadcast - 
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TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - As Canada's most exciting mayoral race in 
recent history gets underway, Torontonians will have an unprecedented 
opportunity to engage with all five major mayoral candidates when CityNews 
delivers Toronto's first televised 2014 debate - CityVote 2014.  The two-hour 
special, hosted by CityNews anchor Gord Martineau and featuring all five 
candidates - Olivia Chow, Rob Ford, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, and John 
Tory - airs Wednesday, March 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on City,, 
the CityNews app, and 
Following the debate, audiences can continue the conversation on the future of 
Toronto's leadership through the return of the iconic City brand, Speakers 
Corner.  Long before social media, Speakers Corner was the forum for 
Torontonians to voice their opinions on everything from politics to policies, 
taxes to trash. Now in a new digital format, viewers are invited to once again 
make their voices heard through Speakers Corner on and 
"CityNews prides itself on being Toronto's most accessible local news station, 
and the innovative access we're offering viewers around the debate is yet 
another example of how CityNews is a leader in engaging audiences on multiple 
platforms," said Dave Budge, General Manager for CityNews, Rogers. 
In a CityNews first, audiences can weigh in during the broadcast on who is 
winning the debate through a text-to-vote feature powered by Poll Everywhere, 
as well as through Twitter @CityNews, and, with real time results 
featured on television and online. Torontonians and GTAers can also engage in 
the debate via the live studio audience, Twitter @CityNews, and online at 
CityVote 2014 gives candidates the opportunity to put each other in the hot 
seat by asking one question each to an opponent of their choice. The 
candidates will also face questions from Rogers's team of trusted political 
journalists. Following the debate, CityNews anchor Tom Hayes takes on the 
post-game analysis with 680News political reporter John Stall and Maclean's 
reporter Charlie Gillis. 
Launched in 1990 as a video booth near City studios, Speakers Corner was a 
ground-breaking platform where everyone from locals to celebrities could sound 
off on a wide-range of topics via video commentary recorded for the Speakers 
Corner program on City. Now updated for the digital world, the new Speakers 
Corner will have a permanent home on and 
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About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), 
is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and 
radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers 
Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio stations across Canada; television 
properties include seven City stations, four OMNI multicultural television 
stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the 
nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and 
The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service.  Rogers 
Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as 
Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading 
publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers 
Media's suite of digital assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium 
partnership sites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round 
sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

 Media Contact Charmaine Khan, CityNews, 
416.277.0450, Michelle Lomack, CityNews, 
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