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09/10/2015 18:10 EDT | Updated 09/10/2016 01:12 EDT

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

OTTAWA — Selected quotes from the election campaign on Thursday:

"We will move forward with some plans on that in the very near future." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper suggests changes are coming to help Syrian refugees.

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"We're also going to make sure we tap into that generosity that I think is very genuine across the country." Harper notes the public sentiment toward helping refugees.

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"Canada would put an end to our participation in the combat mission in Iraq and in Syria immediately. We've been clear on that since Day 1." NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

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"Where there's a will, there's a way." Mulcair on promising an NDP government would bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees by year end. 

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"In 2015, pretending that we have to choose between environment and economy is as harmful as it is wrong. Harper is wrong on the environment and that means he's wrong on the economy too." Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, announcing a moratorium on tanker traffic along parts of the B.C. coast and an expansion of protected marine areas.

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"If we don't take steps immediately to protect our oceans, to safeguard our marine and coastal habitats, we put our economic well-being at risk." Trudeau.

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"Canadians deserve the opportunity to watch their leaders debate on issues that affect them. It is an important part of the election process." Green Leader Elizabeth May, blaming Harper and Mulcair for scuppering the traditional election debate format.

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"If (Mulcair) believes he can open the Constitution without talking about Quebec's demands and those of the First Nations ... it's completely unrealistic." Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, saying Mulcair's proposal to abolish the Senate is more complex than he supposes.

 

The Canadian Press