Politics

Canada election 2015: Where the leaders are Wednesday

The federal election campaign trail looks to be much quieter today as most of the leaders avoid the spotlight to instead prepare for Thursday's French-language debate in Montreal.
The main federal party leaders, from left, Gilles Duceppe, Stephen Harper, Elizabeth May, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau. (Reuters/Canadian Press)

The federal election campaign trail looks to be much quieter today as most of the leaders avoid the spotlight to instead prepare for Thursday's French-language debate in Montreal.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is already in Montreal but has no public events as he concentrates on debate preparation.

Party officials indicate he will focus on many of the same themes he has raised in the English debates held so far — stressing his ability to manage the economy while trying to paint his opponents as reckless spenders who will drive up taxes.

Only the New Democrats' Tom Mulcair will keep an active campaign schedule today by meeting Montreal's Mayor Denis Coderre in the morning before making a joint announcement.

Mulcair will also give a speech in the city in the early afternoon.

The only event on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's agenda is a photo opportunity at a martial arts academy in Montreal.

Green party Leader Elizabeth May and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe have no public events planned.

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

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper

No scheduled public events.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair

​Montreal: Meets mayor at city hall. 10:30 a.m., 275 Notre-Dame Street East.

Montreal: Media availability at city hall. 11 a.m., 275 Notre-Dame Street East.

Montreal: Speech at Bonsecours Market. 12:30 p.m., 350 St-Paul Street East.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

Montreal: Photo opportunity at Ness Martial Academy. 12 p.m., 3700 Cremazie East Boulevard.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

No scheduled public events.

Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe

No scheduled public events. 

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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