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Today on the federal campaign trail

A look at what was said and done on Friday

 

Trudeau pledges pipeline revenue for trees

Posted: 27/09/2019 3:01 PM

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau promised Friday that a re-elected Liberal government would use revenues from the Trans Mountain pipeline to pay for a $3-billion plan to use nature to combat climate change, which includes planting two billion trees over the next decade.

The promise is the latest plank in Trudeau's plan to protect the environment, which he unveiled in pieces at campaign stops over the past week while defending his government's controversial purchase of the pipeline.

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Scheer vows rethink of infrastructure program

Posted: 27/09/2019 7:00 PM

COQUITLAM, B.C. - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to prioritize infrastructure spending on projects intended to cut commuting times as part of a wider pledge to reshape how the federal government doles out billions annually for roads, bridges, highways, and transit systems.

Scheer made the pledge in Coquitlam on Friday and said the George Massey tunnel replacement in the greater Vancouver area would be placed high on a Conservative government's priority list.

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Singh attends Victoria climate strike rally

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop with Bob Chamberlin, left, candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo, in Ladysmith, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop with Bob Chamberlin, left, candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo, in Ladysmith, B.C., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Posted: 27/09/2019 6:20 PM

VICTORIA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh didn't get to meet world-renowned climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, but he did shake hands and pose for selfies with many committed young climate activists at British Columbia's legislature.

Singh attended a climate strike rally in Victoria on Friday after an earlier campaign stop where he said a New Democratic government would commit $40 million to help protect Canada's coastline. He did not make a speech at the rally, but he waded through the crowd, stopping to hold impromptu conversations with people.

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Trudeau, Scheer navigate climate marches

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal on Friday. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montreal on Friday. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)

Posted: 27/09/2019 4:28 PM

OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer did not take part in Friday's massive climate-change marches as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waded in deep, accepting the criticism of teenaged climate-change activist Greta Thunberg along the way.

Both major-party leaders were making political calculations on a day when the federal election campaign was dwarfed by the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of young people across Canada joining millions across the world for a mass protest against political inaction on fighting climate change.

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Source of Time photo makes public statement

A photo, bottom second from right, showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, then 29-years-old, wearing dark paint on his hands and face while dressed as Aladdin at a themed gala event is seen in a 2000-01 yearbook from West Point Grey Academy where he was a teacher. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)
A photo, bottom second from right, showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, then 29-years-old, wearing dark paint on his hands and face while dressed as Aladdin at a themed gala event is seen in a 2000-01 yearbook from West Point Grey Academy where he was a teacher. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)

Posted: 27/09/2019 1:40 PM

OTTAWA - The source of a photo of Justin Trudeau appearing in brownface at a 2001 event — the first to rock the Liberal leader's re-election campaign — broke his silence Friday to say he was acting with the public's interest at heart.

Michael Adamson's statement said his decision to send a yearbook containing the photo to a reporter at Time magazine "was motivated solely by the belief that the Canadian public had a right to see it."

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A look at the parties' election promises

Posted: 27/09/2019 4:02 PM

OTTAWA - A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Green party since the official start of the federal election campaign on Sept. 11.

Liberals

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Where the party leaders are Saturday

Posted: 27/09/2019 10:14 PM

OTTAWA - The party leaders' scheduled public appearances on Saturday, Sept. 28. All times are local.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

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