Canada election: Party leaders clash in first election debate



Wednesday's French-language debate - broadcast live only in Quebec - saw Mr Trudeau forced to defend his government's environmental record. In one heated exchange, Mr Scheer accused the Liberal leader of being a "fake environmentalist". "There is only one leader on stage that has two campaign planes - one for him and the media and one for his costumes and canoes," he said, taking a swipe at Mr Trudeau for arriving at a campaign event in a canoe. Mr Trudeau also came under pressure for taking the rare step of buying a crude oil pipeline for C$4.5bn ($3.4bn; £2.6bn) last year to help ensure a controversial project to triple its...

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