Where the Leaders Were This Week· September 25, 2015
Stephen Harper – The Conservative leader faced challenges at every stop this week. In Toronto, Harper held a Q&A with Wayne Gretzky, leading to a lot of backlash on social media. Harper then went to Windsor to announce a $100-million manufacturing fund. Local voters were unimpressed after the city lost thousands of jobs in the last few years. Finally, Harper tried to defend the CPC’s announcement to match donations raised during this year’s Terry Fox Run. While in Winnipeg, Harper cited a letter from the Terry Fox Foundation requesting government support.
Thomas Mulcair – The NDP leader went to Regina after last week’s debate. While there, he announced he would negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs and pass those savings on to provinces and territories. He then toured through Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. While in Moncton, he promised to freeze EI premiums for four years.
Justin Trudeau – The Liberal leader was light on announcements as he travelled through Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. While in Montreal, he announced $380 million for cultural and creative industries, including $150 million in annual funding for CBC.
Elizabeth May spent her week on Vancouver Island. Gilles Duceppe stayed near Montreal.