POLITICS

Harper Takes Campaign To Yukon To Give Boost To Ryan Leef

09/04/2015 10:52 EDT | Updated 09/04/2016 05:59 EDT
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WHITEHORSE — The Conservatives have toggled between making economic policy announcements and security-related ones since the federal election campaign began last month, rarely veering from a script desgined to highlight the particulars of a given a day while slamming the NDP and Liberals.

While Stephen Harper was forced off that routine Thursday morning by a need to respond to growing Syrian refugee crisis, he reverted back to course by Thursday afternoon and was quick to turn the crisis around for seeming political advantage.

"How do our opponents honestly, how do our opponents in the Liberals and NDP look at this story and reach the conclusion that we should not be fighting ISIS," Harper told a rally in a stable in Delta., B.C. 

Whether that will remain part of his campaign speech could become clearer later this morning, when Harper makes his final campaign stop of the week. He's in Whitehorse, where he's expected to making an annoucement on the economic side of things aimed at outdoor enthusiasts.

The riding is currently held by Conservative Ryan Leef, who was in the news this week he reportedly carried out a "citizen's arrest" of a woman defacing his campaign signs.

Leef won the riding by less than 200 votes in 2011, beating longtime Liberal Larry Bagnell, who is running again this time around.