Leaders of Canada’s major parties focused on Greater Ontario as the campaign continues, with Monday marked Labor Day.
Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, travelled to Welland, Ontario to participate in the campaign in the city of Toronto.
Meanwhile, opposition Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has returned to his home base in Ottawa, after a stint in British Columbia.
The leader of the New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh, is spending Labor Day in Hamilton to announce a plan to help workers.
On the other hand, O’Toole reneged on his campaign promises to repeal a ban on about 1,500 models of what the government describes as “military-grade weapons”, after criticism he was subjected to for trying to please the country’s arms trade lobby.
The Liberal government first introduced the ban by order in Parliament in May 2020, which the Conservative Party program promised to scrap.
Speaking to reporters, O’Toole said the ban will now remain in effect under a conservative government while a public review of the firearms classification system is underway.
Voters will vote on September 20 in a snap election in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to regain full control of the House, while Erin O’Toole wants to push the Conservatives back to power.