CTV Morning Live Saskatoon launched its federal candidates debate series Thursday morning.

Saskatoon-University candidates Cynthia Block (Liberal), Claire Card (NDP) and Brad Trost (Conservative) were in studio, facing questions in a rapid-fire format from both the newsroom and city residents.

Watch the full forum, as well as a breakdown of the forum from political analyst and University of Saskatchewan professor Joe Garcea, above.

CTV Morning Live will be hosting two more debates with local candidates over the next two weeks. Saskatoon West and Saskatoon-Grasswood candidates will face off Oct. 8 and 15, respectively.

The federal election takes place Oct. 19.