The federal party leaders have spent the first days of the election campaign talking policy, as they'd like, and dismissing and defending candidates over old social-media posts, which they'd rather not.
Jane Philpott is standing by the pledge she made as a Liberal candidate to support access to abortion despite her beliefs, but accuses her former party of playing politics with a deeply personal issue.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a lot of attention with his line about the calendar year when asked why he named an equal number of men and women to cabinet after his newly elected Liberal government was sworn in.
The federal Liberals hinted on on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at some of the notes they will look to strike in the fall campaign to win over young and progressive-minded voters when they circulated a video of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaking out against same-sex marriage early in his career as an MP.
Maxime Bernier argued to a crowd of flag-waving, cheering candidates and supporters that not inviting him to take part in the official election debates means excluding the only political party leader who has anything different to say.