10/07/2015 19:07 EDT | Updated 10/07/2016 01:12 EDT

A selection of offbeat moments from the campaign trail Wednesday

OTTAWA — A selection of offbeat moments from the campaign trail Wednesday:



It was a day of recollections for the Harper family.

The Conservative leader was in Saskatoon to announce expanded employment insurance benefits for parents.

Before introducing her husband on Wednesday, Laureen Harper described what maternity leave was like 19 years ago when her son Ben was born. 

"Ben was born on a Friday and I didn't have to go back to work until Monday," she said to chuckles from the audience. 

She said her daughter Rachel was born on a Tuesday, so she had one day off in that case.

"Things have changed a lot since then," she said.



Justin Trudeau's final stop Wednesday was in Sussex, N.B. — a picturesque community in the heart of the province's dairy belt.

After the Liberal leader addressed an enthusiastic crowd, a strong smell wafted through the air.

"Yup," said one gentleman. "Politicians spread it, and we spread it."



The Canadian Press