NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the deal sold out auto workers and demanded to see a full text before the October 19 election.
Mulcair received his strongest applause at the event – including a standing ovation – when he repeated his party’s rejection of the Harper government’s wide-ranging anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, which critics say endangers free expression. “Our supply management system is something to be proud of, not something to be given away”.
The deal also seems to offer a mixed bag for Canada’s supply-managed dairy producers, he said.
The leaders’ closing statements provided an inkling of where their strategies lie.
“I want to reassure the Canadians who depend on it for their livelihood that we have reached an agreement that will clearly benefit our auto industry here at home”.
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The Conservatives lead in the Prairies, with 51.6 per cent support.
But Canadians could hear from Harper on Sunday if high-level meetings in Atlanta produce a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement his Tories would certainly try to sell as further evidence they are good economic managers.
“We will defend Canada’s water from bulk exports, create a national water policy, and restore Canada’s environmental laws to protect our waterways”. “It has to be defended”.
Mulcair asked. “It’s the NDP”.
“You’re playing a unsafe game”, Mulcair charged.
Mulcair: “Mr. Trudeau, no one is attacking you personally, it’s a simple fact, verifiable that you voted in favour of Mr. Harper’s budgets”.
The other aspect here is whether the Conservative government had the authority to even negotiate the TPP, given that an election was called and governments are supposed to act only in “caretaker” mode at that point.
“That is reflective of a profound contempt for Canadian values … you are targeting a community to play politics”. They’re our neighbours, ” he said before a crowd that included former prime minister Paul Martin.
“It’s long overdue”, Mulcair told the gathering that included dozens of NDP supporters and eight Toronto-area candidates who hope to retain or take seats in the region. He also tried to shield his position behind court decisions that have ruled against a ban on face coverings during the ceremonies. “It also puts me ill at ease.” It’s unlikely any opposition party would accept the complete deal. We will fight Stephen Harper.
Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe was to attend a rally in Montreal on Saturday, while Green party Leader Elizabeth May was taking part in a rally in Vancouver.
For this measure, 56.7 per cent of respondents said they thought Mulcair has the qualities of a good political leader. She did not elaborate on what documents she has seen.
In BC it shows the NDP and Conservatives are in a tight race for popular support.
“Do not let someone make you afraid”.
“Progress is fully, but settlements remain constant, and i’m obtaining steady upgrades that you can find in experts which are on the cause,” Harper said.