Aug 24, 2015
By Kim O'Hare
With 121 of 338 seats up for grabs, Ontario is expected to be the main battleground for the October 19th federal election and that is apparent by the attention the province is getting from the federal leaders.
The New Democrats are getting some high-profile help on the campaign trail today. Stephen Lewis, Canada’s former U-N ambassador, joining Tom Mulcair at a campaign event in Toronto this morning.
Mulcair is spending the day in the Toronto-area with a rally in Mississauga this evening.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is also spending the day in Ontario with an announcement in Belleville and a rally in Peterborough.
Trudeau is promising a Liberal government would restore a system of lifetime pensions for wounded veterans, abandoning the lump-sum payment model the Conservatives brought in that has been a bone of contention with many vets.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper has a campaign event in Drummondville, Quebec while Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe is continuing to campaign in the Gaspe with events in Mont Joli and Rimouski.