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Green Leader Elizabeth May needles Harper on niqab, economy, anti-terror bill

Green Leader Elizabeth May needles Harper on niqab, economy, anti-terror bill

By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Elizabeth May repeatedly scolded Conservative Leader Stephen Harper in the French-language debate on Thursday — blaming him for a “decade of destruction” — as she touted the Green party’s vision for a more
Duceppe focuses attacks on NDP’s Mulcair in Thursday night debate

Duceppe focuses attacks on NDP’s Mulcair in Thursday night debate

By Donald McKenzie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Gilles Duceppe’s political future and that of his Bloc Quebecois rest on persuading voters to forsake the NDP come election day so it was no surprise the sovereigntist leader’s sharpest attacks in Thur
NDP’s Tom Mulcair top target of opponents in French-language debate

NDP’s Tom Mulcair top target of opponents in French-language debate

By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Tom Mulcair, the political leader with the most to lose in Quebec, found himself beating back attacks on multiple fronts Thursday during a chippy and heated French-language debate in Montreal.
Trudeau maintains unpopular position on niqabs and attacks Mulcair during debate

Trudeau maintains unpopular position on niqabs and attacks Mulcair during debate

Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The first French-language leaders’ debate gave a somewhat subdued Justin Trudeau a platform to sharply defend his stand on one of the most divisive and emotional issues of the federal election: the niqa
Thursday on the campaign trail: It’s all about the debate

Thursday on the campaign trail: It’s all about the debate

OTTAWA — A look at key developments Thursday on the campaign trail as the party leaders mostly laid low in anticipation of the first French-language debate of the campaign, taking place in Montreal: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau held a photo-op with
Harper aiming to hold onto existing Quebec support in French debate

Harper aiming to hold onto existing Quebec support in French debate

MONTREAL — Stephen Harper will be working hard Thursday night to appeal to voters in Quebec, where the NDP’s orange wave washed away half of the Conservatives’ seats in the last election.
Five reasons to watch tonight’s French language federal leaders’ debate

Five reasons to watch tonight’s French language federal leaders’ debate

OTTAWA — Here are five reasons for Canadians to watch for tonight’s French language debate, the third of five such showdowns before the Oct. 19 federal election. The debate will be broadcast in French by Radio-Canada and live streamed online at ici.
Five things to watch for in tonight’s French language leaders’ debate

Five things to watch for in tonight’s French language leaders’ debate

OTTAWA — Here are five things to watch for in tonight’s French language debate as voters prepare to go to the polls in the Oct. 19 federal election: 1.
Mulcair will be in rivals’ crosshairs during ’crucial’ French-language debate

Mulcair will be in rivals’ crosshairs during ’crucial’ French-language debate

MONTREAL — Tom Mulcair will arrive at the first French-language debate with something no NDP leader has ever had in the important Quebec-anchored contest: the biggest target on his back.
French debate gives May another chance to wave Green flag, and take on Harper

French debate gives May another chance to wave Green flag, and take on Harper

OTTAWA — The leaders’ debate might be in French, but Elizabeth May clearly sees tonight’s exchange in Montreal as a chance to reach a broad sweep of Canadians with the Green message.
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