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08/31/2015 16:37 EDT | Updated 08/31/2016 01:12 EDT

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

OTTAWA — Some selected quotes from the election campaign Monday:

"The Liberals and the NDP borrow in hard times because they must and they borrow in good times because they can, because they can afford to. We've seen how that show ends; mounting deficits increased taxes and eventually cuts big cuts to keep programs and services and friends our country is not going to go back in that direction." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

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"Dollars don't grow on trees, they end up coming out of the pockets of middle-class families and we Conservatives are not going to go down that path." Harper.

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"Under an NDP government we will take action to ensure that never again will a women in need be turned away from a shelter." NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promises more money to create or renovate shelter spaces.

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"I want to have a good relationship with all of the premiers, whatever political stripe they are." Mulcair, saying Harper hasn't bothered to attend premiers meetings.

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"Why should Quebecers forget who they are just to help the rest of Canada get Harper out of the job?" Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe.

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"The most important thing in democracy is having people represented by men and women thinking what they're thinking, voting they way they want to vote themselves." Duceppe.

 

The Canadian Press