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08/27/2015 17:21 EDT | Updated 08/27/2016 01:12 EDT

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

OTTAWA — Some selected quotes from the election campaign Thursday:

"We understand that when doctors are driving taxis and engineers are waiting tables, Canada can do better and Canada must do better on this." — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, promising more money for a program which offers financial support for immigrants with their get their foreign credentials recognized.

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"Then there's the NDP, whose plan for runaway spending and high taxes would wreck our economy, just as it has wrecked the economy of so many countries, indeed so many of our own provinces, where it has been tried." — Harper.

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"It's important for people to know the truth — that Stephen Harper has the worst job creation record since the Second World War and the worst growth record since the Great Depression." — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

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"Across the country, people are ready for change and we are the only positive option to make it happen." — Mulcair.

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"The news about the economy isn't good and it's getting worse every day. When he's asked about it, when he chooses to answer questions, Stephen Harper's only response is that we need to stick to the status quo." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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"Are you really better off today than you were 10 years ago when Stephen Harper became prime minister?" — Trudeau.

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 "British Columbians are likely to make a huge difference in this election. By electing Green MPs prepared to roll up our sleeves and work across party lines in a minority Parliament, we can ensure a productive, respectful Parliament that gets things done." — Green party Leader Elizabeth May.

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"Attack ads may be what the other parties are doing, but that just isn't our style. That is why our new commercial is going to focus on our plans to solve today's challenges, not yesterday's political grudges. We need your help to get our first positive campaign ad on TV — donate today." — Green party email to raise money to air a TV ad.

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"Today's announcement by the Liberal Party of Canada has the potential to meaningfully improve the quality of life of Canadian in cities and communities across the country. " — Raymond Louie, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Trudeau's proposed infrastructure investments.

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The Canadian Press