The most interesting thing I noticed about the debate was where all the leaders, or at least all of the federalist leaders, agreed.
These were on what I would consider to be the most basic of Canadian values, but values that many of us suspect are not dear to the heart of Stephen Harper, yet he provided vigorous defences of them - public health care and multiculturalism.
It speaks well to their broad support among Canadians that not even Stephen Harper would publicly oppose them knowing it would be political suicide.
The other issues I particularly noticed were the ones that were only raised by Jack Layton, electoral reform, particularly proportional representation and aboriginal issues.
Jack also gets some points for language, being the only leader to use the term ""hashtag" in the debate and "commentariat" during the post debate scrum.