Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)

Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)

Leaders fan out across the country for seventh day of federal election campaign

Campaigning continues from East to West Coast

TORONTO — The main party leaders are fanned out across the country as the federal election campaign enters its seventh day.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is on the East Coast, with stops scheduled in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is at the other end of Canada, making an announcement this morning at an alcohol and drug rehab centre in New Westminster, B.C.

Jagmeet Singh, meanwhile, is stopping in Toronto to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of former NDP leader Jack Layton — a political titan whose success he’s trying to replicate.

Singh will appear with Layton’s son, Toronto city councillor Mike Layton.

The elder Layton led his party to its best-ever showing in the 2011 election, when an orange wave swept over Quebec and pushed the New Democrats into official Opposition status. But just months later, Layton died of cancer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2021.

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