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Trudeau Vows To Repeal Conservative Citizenship Law

08/29/2015 08:11 EDT | Updated 08/29/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA — Leader Justin Trudeau says a Liberal government would repeal the Conservative government's two-tier citizenship law, and ensure a strong and united Canada where all citizens are treated equally.

Trudeau told Canada's largest Islamic conference on Saturday that "Liberals believe in a Canada that is united — strong not in spite of its differences, but precisely because of them."

Trudeau told the gathering in Mississauga, Ont. that under Stephen Harper, Canadians are being encouraged to be fearful of one another, and there has been a decline in family reunification, refugees, and citizenship applicants.

He said Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair are playing the politics of division and fear, while his party will ensure a more equal society.

Harper spoke to the group Friday, mentioning the issue of homegrown terrorism and praising Muslim leaders for their efforts to curb youth radicalization.

Harper had no public campaign events planned this weekend and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is off the campaign trail until Sunday.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe is spending the day campaigning in the Montreal area while Green Party leader Elizabeth May is campaigning on Vancouver Island.

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