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

OTTAWA — Selected quotes from the election campaign on Sunday:

"I'm absolutely convinced that some criminals need to be isolated and insulated and the good people of this country, the law-abiding decent citizens, need to be protected from them. Jail serves a very valuable purpose and the outcome of that is protecting honest, decent, hard-working, law-abiding Canadians from those who seek them out to victimize them." — Conservative candidate Julian Fantino.

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"I don't think we're doing anything wrong. We're not the criminals here. We're not the ones that are doing anything wrong. It's the criminal element that's doing things wrong. They're not taking advantage of all of the great services, support systems that are available to them to help them not continue a life of crime." — Fantino.

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"This is Mr. Harper strutting his stuff for his right-wing base," — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on Bill C-24, legislation that allows the federal government to strip Canadians of their citizenship if they've been convicted of terrorist offences.

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"I never thought any political leader in this country would ever have to say something as obvious as, 'I believe in science.' But that's where we are." — Mulcair.

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The Canadian Press

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