Mia Rabson | @mrabson
Aug 2 9:38 am
Harper says if he started campaigning and didn't call the election he would be criticized.
Aug 2 9:34 am
Harper says his party's financial advantage exists whether he calls #election2015 today or not. This way cMaligning is done by the law.
Aug 2 9:27 am
Harper neglects to note taxpayers will pay for half the parties costs now that the campaign is starting.
Harper says since he was going to start campaigning now it's important it's paid for by parties not taxpayers.
Aug 2 9:23 am
Harper is now speaking about security - mentions attacks in Ottawa last year , and Putin and Ukraine
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