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Harper only leader on election trail today, promises service club tax credit

Conservative leader Stephen Harper and wife Laureen donate food and stock shelves with pastor and food band director Michel Castilloux and wife Vivian Castiloux as they make a campaign stop at the Life Centre in Blackburn Hamlet, Ontario, on Sunday, August 23, 2015.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
August 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper is kicking off a quiet day on the federal election campaign trail by promising tax relief for service club members.

Harper says members of organizations such the Kiwanis, Lions and Royal Canadian Legion can claim a tax break for their membership fees if the Conservatives are re-elected.

The Conservative leader was speaking in the town of Rockland, in eastern Ontario, and was the only leader of the main parties expected to hold a public event on Sunday.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had no campaign events planned.

Harper once again declined to comment on the revelations coming from the Mike Duffy trial, reiterating that he wouldn't comment on an ongoing court proceeding.

Harper has been dogged by the Duffy trial, which resumes Monday in Ottawa and continues for one more week before adjourning until November — after the Oct. 19 election.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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