OTTAWA — A look at key developments Thursday on the campaign trail as the party leaders mostly laid low in anticipation of the first French-language debate of the campaign, taking place in Montreal:
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau held a photo-op with his wife and their three children playing in a park in Montreal.
The Conservatives announced they would buy the house in Neustadt, Ont., where former Tory prime minister John Diefenbaker was born and establish it as a national historic site.
In a statement, Green party Leader Elizabeth May applauded U.S. presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton for her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. May said Clinton's call for a North American climate compact mirrors her party's policy.
The New Democrats released an open letter to CBC president Hubert Lacroix urging him to stall plans to sell off the public broadcaster's real estate assets in anticipation of a change of government.
The Canadian Press