Yves-François Blanchet in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The leader of the Bloc sat down for a candid chat with Paul Wells. Watch the full replay here.
Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet arrives at The Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 10, 2019. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are neck and neck with Conservatives in the Canada’s October 21 elections race, with neither party likely to win an absolute majority, polls showed as party leaders headed into a final debate on October 10. (Dave Chan/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet joined Paul Wells in conversation for the latest Maclean’s Live, held at the newly renovated National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Dec. 12. It was streamed live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and This is the second conversation of the third season of Maclean’s Live, presented by the Canadian Bankers Association in partnership with the NAC and CPAC. Watch the full replay above. Also! Sign up for our daily politics newsletter, a morning must-read in the nation’s capital.

This is the seventh Maclean’s Live event of 2019, and the 15th conversation Wells has conducted with leading Canadian political figures. Last month, he sat down with The Atlantic writer David Frum. In May 2019, he sat down with international president of Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu. In April, he sat down with Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz. In March, he sat down with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed. In February, he sat down with Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton. Last December, he sat down with former prime minister Jean Chrétien. Last November, he sat down with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. In October, he chatted with renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky. In September, he sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June, he sat down with Jane Philpott, minister of Indigenous services. In May, he sat down with Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party. In April, he sat down with Katie Telford, chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In March, he sat down with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. And in February, he sat down with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.