Leaders pick up the pace as election campaign enters stretch run


Federal leaders are kicking their campaigns into high gear as the Oct. 21 election draws near. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau held a rally in Ottawa today before travelling across the country for a campaign stop in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

He took aim at the Conservatives for waiting until Friday to unveil a costed platform. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer did just that, saying his party would balance the budget in five years and eliminate the federal carbon tax introduced by Trudeau. Meanwhile, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party would  proposing to run a deficit of $32.7 billion if elected, with no plan to balance the books.

And Green Leader Elizabeth May says Canada should review its security commitments after NATO ally Turkey took military action against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. (The Canadian Press)