The Conservative's candidate, Justin McCaffrey, has skipped two events, including a debate on the environment, intended to feature all candidates.
Six federal party leaders took to the stage Monday evening to make their pitch to voters in the English-language debate in hopes of claiming or defending as many seats as they can ahead of Oct. 21.
Conservative candidate Justina McCaffrey and People's Party candidate Scott Miller are not expected to participate in an all-candidates debate in Kanata-Carleton on the environment.
As party leaders continue to criss cross the country in the campaign, ridings they are hitting up show nobody can overestimate their hold on a region, say strategists.
A sombre ceremony was held in Gatineau, Que., on Monday, to honour the children who died in residential schools. At least 4,200 children are believed to have died, but only 2,800 have been identified to date.
Thousands of protestors rallied in Ottawa on Sept. 27 to demand stronger climate action as similar events took place in cities across the country, including Toronto and Montreal.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will be in Vancouver during the rally, but declined to say if he would attend the city's march, while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he'll make an appearance at the protest in Victoria.
Given that younger voters helped propel the Liberals to a majority in the 2015 election, it could be a lost opportunity if Mr. Trudeau skipped out on the climate rally, says pollster Greg Lyle.