NEWS
10/08/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 10/08/2016 01:12 EDT

Harper in B.C., Mulcair and Trudeau in Ontario today

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper brings his campaign to the greater Vancouver region today.

He will start off with some private events in Burnaby while Trade Minister Ed Fast and Industry Minister James Moore talk up the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a business breakfast.

Harper will then make a luncheon speech in Vancouver's Richmond-Centre riding, where Conservative Alice Wong is seeking a third term, and then on to Surrey in the evening. That riding has flip-flopped between the Tories and the NDP in recent elections

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is back in Toronto today after travelling through western Canada early in the week.

He'll attend a town hall meeting in the Toronto Centre riding before sitting down for several local media interviews.

Toronto's 416 area has been a crucial region for past NDP campaigns, but it is especially important to the party's fortunes now, with the New Democrats waning in popular support just 11 days before the Oct. 19 vote.

In Kenora, Ont., late Wednesday, Mulcair dismissed suggestions that his party has failed to convince voters that the NDP is the best alternative to defeat the governing Conservatives.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will be in Vaughan, north of Toronto this morning to make an announcement. High-profile Conservative and former police chief Julian Fantino is seeking re-election in the Vaughan-Woodbridge riding.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will also campaign today in Ontario today. She will attend an evening town hall in Guelph, followed by a discussion about students and seniors.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe plans to discuss farm issues at a morning event in the Montreal-area community of Saint-Urbain-Premier. His itinerary also includes a visit to the Port of Valleyfield in the afternoon.

Duceppe will cap his campaign day by recording an interview for the Radio-Canada program "Tout le Monde en Parle" which will be broadcast on Sunday night.

 

The Canadian Press