On Friday night, Canada's main political leaders faced off in French for the last debate of the federal election.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper battled it out on marijuana, with Trudeau claiming that the prime minister is putting children at risk by forcing them to buy their weed from drug dealers.
Trudeau declared his undying love for Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe...
TVA host Pierre Bruneau used a recent mass shooting in Oregon to ask the leaders about Canadian gun control.
The contentious issue of pipelines — specifically Energy East, which would cut through Québec — elicited some fiery responses from the leaders.
Seeing as the debate was in Québec, where the niqab issue is more popular, it occupied a solid portion of the discussion. Two of the leaders expressed frustration at the issue getting so much time, though.
Trudeau also tried to get Harper to talk about abortion, a subject the Conservative leader hasn't wanted to touch with a 10-foot pole.
Trudeau claimed it was hypocritical for Harper to make the niqab argument in favour of women's rights when more men in his caucus than the two women who've opposed the ban are anti-choice. Trudeau asked Harper to share his personal views on abortion.
As always, though, Harper simply said it was not a discussion he wished to re-open.
Duceppe accidentally called Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, Art Carney, who is an actor.
Yeah, not the same guys. Trudeau politely pointed that out for Duceppe.
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