New Brunswick party leaders to take part in English- and French-language debates

New Brunswick's six political party leaders square off on the issues tonight in a pair of debates, one in English and one in French.

After a lively debate Wednesday, all six of the leaders will take the stage in Fredericton for a pair of 90-minute live debates on Rogers TV.

Unlike the first debate, this one will include the leader of the KISS party, or Keep it Simple Solutions.

A number of francophone groups stepped up to pay for simultaneous translation so that all the leaders could participate in a French-language debate.

During Wednesday's debate, Tory Leader Blaine Higgs grabbed the headlines by claiming Liberal Premier Brian Gallant had offered him the job of finance minister after the most recent election in 2014.

Gallant was quick to refute the claim, saying there had been meetings, but no job offer.