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Trudeau faces renewed attack in noisy start to final campaign week

Stephen Harper launches game show-style attack — complete with clanging cash register — during campaign event in Waterloo, Ont.


 
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses a campaign rally in Brampton, Ont. on Sunday, October 4, 2015. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses a campaign rally in Brampton, Ont. on Sunday, October 4, 2015. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

OTTAWA – There weren’t any whistles, but there were more than a few bells as the marathon federal election campaign entered its final week Monday.

Stephen Harper launched a game show style attack — complete with clanging cash register — aimed directly at Justin Trudeau during a campaign event in Waterloo, Ont., in an attempt to portray the Liberal leader as a threat to the pocketbooks of Canadian families.

But Trudeau, speaking in Ottawa, fired back at the Conservative leader, saying he wouldn’t be clawing back any of the boutique tax credits for families that Harper was warning about.

He said it was one more example of Harper engaging in the politics of fear and telling “untruths” to voters about his platform.

Trudeau goaded his political opponents to keep their focus on him, saying he was all about focusing on Canadians.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told his supporters in Maple Ridge, B.C. that his party was the only credible choice for beating the Conservatives on Oct. 19, as he was forced to deflect several questions about his party’s slide in recent polls.


 

Trudeau faces renewed attack in noisy start to final campaign week

  1. I’m sure that even many longtime Conservatives will admit that Harper is looking more desperate by the day and that this particular “schtick” is both hokey and ineffective.

    Only those with their minds painted koolaid blue will buy this elixir – it’s the undecideds you’re trying to sway and this amateurish codswallop ain’t going to do it..

    • You’re absolutely correct on that. Trudeau presents Canadians with a fresh, optimistic look at the future, while Harper (and to some extent, Mulcair, as well) gives us more of the old fear mongering that we have become so tired of. We want to be proud of our country again. Heave Steve. JT for PM!

  2. Harper doesn’t look half as desperate as Trudeau who fancies himself, a multi millionaire, the defender of the middle class. Anyone care to ask what his definition of middle class is. Then he tries just like the liberals in Ontario who by the way were successful, to steal the NDP vote by trashing Mulcair. Nice that he followed through doing politics differently. He has become just like the rest at best and reared his ugly head as the arrogant entitled liberals of always. No change here!

  3. Is this sketchy logic of Mulcair and the NDP working? They have 70 seats and only need 30 more or something like that…based on the assumption that incumbents are guaranteed to return, Man, have the NDP said anything of substance in this whole election?

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