'Once the legislation gets passed the House of Commons, they think they are done,' says the outgoing Senator of some influential government bureaucrats and politicians.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has re-committed to the TMX pipeline, amid fierce criticism from Alberta and Saskatchewan's conservative premiers of his government's environment and energy policies.
'There may well be a message to this to the main parties, that slagging each other will only take you so far,' says Greg Lyle.
‘The numbers are holding very closely to what they were last time. It all depends on turnout,’ says the 31-year MP Ralph Goodale.
Unlike in the last election, none of the major party leaders has promised to try and balance the budget within a four year mandate during this campaign.
'Milton is a changing town. It’s a growing town, and the voice of Milton needs to change too,' says Liberal candidate Adam van Koeverden.
Polls show the sovereigntist party fighting for second-place in Québec behind the Liberals.
High-profile MPs and ministers are hitting the road to help shore up campaigns in other ridings.