debates part: In total, 105 debates with 386 candidates were scheduled to happen Thursday night, according to National Observer. It's taken a lot of work to get this whole thing done, GreenPAC spokeswoman Kate Belmore said in a phone interview. The debates part of an event called 100 Debates for the Environment, organized by the non-profits GreenPAC and quiterre were a grassroots response to the lack of an official climate-focused debate. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing It's such an issue on the minds of voters, especially on this election. The Conservative party didn't respond to a request for comment. The People's Party of Canada PPC which denies the existence of climate change, dropped a candidate who asked leader Maxime Bernier to speak out against racism and advocates against diversity has 45 candidates attending local debates, more than the Conservatives' 42. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.