Debating competition

EDITION 2024

The purpose of the Debating Competition is to encourage Francophone and Anglophone College (CEGEP) students of the Montreal District to publicly debate a position on controversial and legal issues. The theme for the 34th edition of the contest is:

Abolition of the prison system: for or against?

PRIZES TO BE WON*:

  • $500 and Antidote, the indispensable writing assistance software suite from Druide informatique, to each member of the winning team.
  • $250 and the Antidote, the indispensable writing assistance software suite from Druide informatique, to each member of the runner-up team.
  • $150 and a copy of the Grand Druide des synonymes et des antonymes to the two best speakers who are not in the final.

*For more details, consult the Rules of the contest.

REGISTRATION:
Fill and return the Registration form, including the rules, before February 14, 2024, 5 p.m.

Deadline for submitting the names of participants is March 1, 2024, 5 p.m.

SEMI-FINALS AND FINAL:
The semi-finals and the final will take place on March 20, 2024, 2 p. m., at the Court of Appeal of Quebec.

Information : Barreau de Montréal, 514 866-9392, ext. 235.

2022 EDITION

The theme for the 2022 edition of the debate competition was “Regulating Social Media Platforms: For or Against?

The winners were Kenza Lahlou and Jules Dodens of Collège Stanislas. They defeated finalists Frédérique Johnson and Julien Blanchet-Desbiens of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. For their part, Amaryllys Kouamo and Danny Al-Mashhoor of Collège Bois-de-Boulogne garnered best speaker awards.

The jury for the finals, chaired by the Honourable Frédéric Pérodeau, was composed of Geneviève Pettersen, Luc Lefebvre, Julie Gauthier, and Pierre Trudel, while the jury for the semi-finals, chaired by André d’Orsonnens, was composed of Magali Fournier and Jenika Théorêt.