The Trans-Pacific Partnership dominated the campaign trail again on Tuesday, as the federal leaders faced questions about the massive trade deal that involves 12 countries including Canada.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper touted the benefits of the TPP agreement in front of a partisan crowd in Whitby, Ont. He also promised $1-billion to help the domestic auto industry deal with possible impacts from the massive trade pact.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair ramped up his health-care pitch in British Columbia on Tuesday, where his party hopes to claim at least 24 seats. Mulcair held a town hall in Surrey and faced questions from supporters about wait times and access to affordable prescription medication. Mulcair said the TPP threatens to hike drug costs.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau used Montreal’s Olympic Stadium as a backdrop for an event to promise 60,000 children in Quebec will benefit from the Liberal child benefit. Trudeau also promised to sit down with provincial premiers before ratifying the TPP.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May held an event in Vancouver, where she promised to reverse the Conservative government’s decision to shut down a coast guard station. May says the decision to shutter the station failed to save money partly because of how much the government is spending to store the docks.