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09/25/2015 17:38 EDT | Updated 09/25/2016 01:12 EDT

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

OTTAWA — Selected quotes from the election campaign on Friday:

"We expressed our outrage, our disagreement from time to time, with the government of Saudi Arabia for their treatment of human rights but I don't think it makes any sense to pull a contract in a way that would only punish Canadian workers." — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper defends an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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"This new legislation will protect our fragile economy and guarantee reduced taxes and stable incomes for our families." — Harper promises to bring in legislation to bar his own government from raising taxes.

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"I've taken positions in my life that weren't immediately appreciated — I'm willing to live with that." — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on the niqab controversy.

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"I'm going to continue to make the point that we live in a society where we're lucky enough to have individual rights — and you either believe in those rights, which is my case, or you find a way around them." — Mulcair.

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"We need to ensure that Canada is a country that is accepting refugees who are fleeing persecution from all sorts of places around the world for all sorts of different reasons." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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"Under a Liberal government there will be no two-tiered citizenship. A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian." — Trudeau.

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"A Liberal government will make family reunification at the core of its immigration policy." — Trudeau.

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"I said at the beginning of the campaign, we started with the winds in our face. We will finish with the wind at our backs." — Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe says his campaign is revitalized in the wake of the French-language leaders' debate.

The Canadian Press