The leaders of the major political parties back on the road today, after a day off On Saturday.
Prime Minister Harper in Quebec City, and this morning he addressed a group suggesting that he would like to beef up national security by restricting travel to terrorist regions.
“A re-elected Conservative government will designate travel to places that are ground zero for terrorist activity a criminal offence” said Harper.
Meanwhile Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau preached change at a rally in Ottawa. “Canadians want change, because Stephen Harper’s economic plan is not working for them.” quipped Trudeau, “What’s his response? ‘Don’t worry this is temporary. It’s Greece’s fault, or Kathleen Wynne’s or China’s fault.'”
Meanwhile NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is in Vancouver, and will likely have to do some explaining in regards to NDP candidate for TO centre Linda McQuaig and her comments about the oilsands and climate change.
McQuaig saying a lot of oil from Alberta’s oilsands may have to stay in the ground in order for Canada to meet its climate change commitments.
That is in contrast to Mulcair’s view in which he is open to oilsands development provided there’s rigorous environmental protection.