Debates have started for the NDP leadership race.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie met up with the three other candidates in Ottawa on Sunday for the first of a series of leadership debates. Angus says there were lots of great discussions on the ongoing job, environmental and First Nation issues.

Angus says he has already received some great feedback from people across the country.

The next debate will be in Montreal on March 26th and another in Sudbury on May 28th. The party will choose their new leader in October.