Politics

Canada election 2015: Where the leaders are Friday

The federal party leaders are spread out across the country today, with various events scheduled in B.C., Alberta and Quebec.
The main federal party leaders, from left, Gilles Duceppe, Stephen Harper, Elizabeth May, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau. (Reuters/Canadian Press)

The Liberals will be pushing for votes in British Columbia today, with party leader Justin Trudeau starting in Burnaby with a morning speech before hiking up North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain for the benefit of the cameras.

Trudeau will visit the new riding of Burnaby South, where the Liberals can expect a tough race against the NDP, and North Vancouver, which is held by Conservative Andrew Saxton.

Trudeau's pledge to ban tanker traffic from parts of the B.C. coastline was overshadowed by the announcement late Thursday that his candidate in the Vancouver-area riding of South Surrey-White Rock had quit over Facebook posts about marijuana and cancer.

Pundits have said the Liberals have a good chance of stealing the riding back from the Conservatives.

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair kicks off his campaign day with an infrastructure announcement in Edmonton. He'll also meet with Mayor Don Iveson in the Alberta capitol before flying to Ottawa for a rest day.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper starts his campaign day with a speech in Victoriaville, Que., where he is expected to outline actions his government has taken to counter the terrorist threat in Canada. His remarks will coincide with the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

Harper will also deliver remarks in Ottawa in the evening.

Green Leader Elizabeth May flies to Parksville, B.C. for a townhall meeting and then a fundraiser in the evening while Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe discusses a single tax return for Quebecers in Montreal before visiting Joliette and Repentigny.

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Here are details of the leaders' itineraries. All times are local:

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper

Victoriaville, Que.: Speech at Hotel Le Victorin. 9 a.m., 19 Arthabaska Boulevard East.

Ottawa: Speect at Greyhound Canada. 6:45 p.m., 2105 Bantree Street.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair

Edmonton: Infrastructure announcement near city hall. 8:30 a.m., 1 Winston Churchill Square.

Edmonton: Photo opportunity at city hall. 9:30 a.m., 1 Winston Churchill Square.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

Burnaby, B.C.: Announcement at Inventys Inc. 8 a.m., 8528 Glenlyon Parkway, Suite 143. 

North Vancouver, B.C.: Photo opportunity at entrance to Grouse Grind. 10:45 a.m., 6400 Nancy Greene Way.

North Vancouver, B.C.: Photo opportunity at top of Grouse Mountain. 12:15 p.m., 6400 Nancy Greene Way.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

Parksville, B.C.: Town hall and fundraiser at Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. 7 p.m., 100 Jensen Avenue East.

Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe

Montreal: Discusses single tax returns. 10 a.m., Place Simon-Valois.

Joliette, Que.: Photo opportunity at Le Balthazar. 4:55 p.m., 67 Place Bourget Sud.

Repentigny, Que.: Oktoberfest. 6:35 p.m., Parc de l'ile-Lebel, 396 Notre-Dame. 

View a map of the leaders' movements so far, including in the months leading up to the campaign.

With files from CBC News

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