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08/09/2015 18:51 EDT | Updated 08/09/2016 01:12 EDT

A selection of just what was said Sunday on the federal election campaign trail

OTTAWA — A selection of what was said Sunday on the federal election campaign trail:

"There is absolutely no right in this country to travel to an area under the governance of terrorists. That is not a human right." Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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"The words you're quoting are not my words, they're somebody else's." Harper, when asked what his former chief of staff Nigel Wright meant when he said the PM was "good to go" in an email linked to a $90,000 payment made to Sen. Mike Duffy for his denied expense claims.

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"There's very little evidence to show that this is going to have any concrete effect, I don't know of too many flights between Toronto and the war zones, most of them are going through other countries so it won't make a big difference practically speaking," NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, on Stephen Harper's proposal to ban travel to areas of the world controlled by terrorist groups.

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"Mr Harper doesn't believe in fact-based decision making; he believes in decision-based fact making.  He's already decided he doesn't want to do anything about climate change, and he's found every excuse in the book to continue to justify his inaction." NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's accusations that the New Democrats would shut down Alberta's oilsands.

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"I think we're going to be reminded yet again this week of Mr. Harper's lack of respect for democracy and of his extremely poor judgment," Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, when asked how former Harper chief of staff Nigel Wright's pending appearance at the Mike Duffy fraud trial might change the dynamic of the election campaign.

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"What all Canadians know is the way to grow a strong economy in the 21st century is by caring for the environment, and you don't get to make a choice between one or the other." Liberal leader Justin Trudeau criticizing the Conservative and New Democrat policies on Alberta's oilsands and curbing climate change.

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"(We should also) stop arm sales to regimes that flout democracy such as Saudi Arabia, and stop playing with CSIS nominations." Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, after agreeing with Stephen Harper's proposal to ban travel to areas of the world controlled by terrorist groups.

The Canadian Press