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09/24/2015 19:19 EDT | Updated 09/24/2016 01:12 EDT

A look at key developments Thursday on the federal campaign trail

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:

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau held a photo-op with his wife and their three children playing in a park in Montreal.

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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.

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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.

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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