As expected on the campaign trail Tuesday, the major leaders were as vocal as ever.
N-D-P leader Tom Mulcair taking a shot at Stephen Harper on the eve of the resumption of the Mike Duffy trial.
“I do find it interesting that Mr. Harper has decided to hide out in the North Pole during the Mike Duffy trial this week. He used to try to hide out from my questions in the House of Commons, but they eventually caught up with him.”
The PM on his yearly trip to northern Canada, however before his departure he had time to respond to the trial while at a rally in Markham
“When it came to those expenses that were taken from the Senate that we thought were not proper, I said to Mr. Duffy that he should pay those expenses. I was told that he was going to repay those expenses, and we were all told he had repaid those expenses.”
The PM’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright will testify on his controversial dealings with Senator Duffy, this week.
Harper soon changed the subject and let everyone know that the Ontario Liberal’s pension plan is not good timing for taxpayers
“This tax increase would be bad for middle class families, it would be bad for jobs, and it would be bad for our economy. And that’s why so many people are out there opposing it.”
Wynne says the plan is needed because the PM refuses to enhance CPP, and they Ontarians will need help from such a plan for retirement.
Meanwhile Trudeau at his riding office in Montreal, used the Duffy trial as a platform for “cleaning up government”.
Trudeau said he would do it with a three point plan which would include an alternation on how senators are appointed, more government transparency for the public, and accountability from the government.