Canada's top high school debaters advise U.S. presidential candidates


Members of Canada’s national debate team aren’t scared to say what they think, and they had plenty of observations when asked to dissect the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

High school students from across the country vie for a place on the national team. These young debaters have completed a week-long training camp and most of them will be competing for Canada at the Pan American Debating Championships in Buenos Aires next February.

Using their knowledge of debating dos and don’ts, they assessed what worked and what didn’t for Clinton and Trump, and what they should do when they square off again on Sunday.

This news segment report from the 10/7/16 Edition of The National,, CBC’s national nightly news program, courtesy of the CBC’s The National YouTube Channel, contains some great debate tips and tricks, including a discussion of Aristotle’s three principles of persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and *Logos *:

Wishing a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving today to Canada.


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