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10/07/2015 17:23 EDT | Updated 10/07/2016 01:12 EDT

A look at what was said on the federal election campaign trail on Wednesday

OTTAWA — Some selected quotes from the election campaign Wednesday:

"We hear from many new moms and dads that they'd like to use their time at home to start a new business or at least earn some income part-time." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper promises pilot program to allow new parents to earn as self-employed while getting EI.

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"We're also going to give working moms and dads the option of stretching their EI benefits over the first 18 months of life with their new baby." Harper.

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"For 148 years, successive Liberal and Conservative governments have failed indigenous communities in Canada. And Stephen Harper has made it worse." — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair makes public his indigenous peoples platform.

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"I would dare say to you that in fact, I've held more meetings on First Nations, Inuit and Metis questions across the country than all other issues combined." Mulcair.

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"No election win is worth pitting Canadians against Canadians." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on the niqab issue.

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"Mr. Harper hasn't seemed to notice that the fact that he shouts loudly on the world stage doesn't offset the fact that nobody's listening much to Canada any more," Trudeau says a Liberal government would make Canada an international player again.

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"After 10 years of a destructive government that lives on meanness and narrow-mindedness, Canada needs a government based on intelligence, dialogue and optimism. That is why La Presse is hoping that Justin Trudeau's Liberal party is elected." — From an editorial in Montreal La Presse.

 

The Canadian Press