Good Friday morning! It’s the end of week nine of the 11-week election campaign, and it’s another debate day. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe will square off for a final time in Montreal for the TVA-hosted French-language debate. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was not invited to the debate. Following an attack on a Muslim woman in Montreal yesterday, the ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies is sure to be a top issue for debate as it was at the last French-language debate hosted by the Broadcast Consortium. Mr. Mulcair, whose party is leading in public opinion polls in Quebec, will be the main focus for the other leaders as he tries to maintain the seats that helped put the NDP in official opposition status in the last election. According to the latest Nanos poll released yesterday, the Conservatives are leading nationally at 32.8 per cent, the Liberals are in second place with 31.7 per cent and the NDP are in third place with 26.1 per cent. The Green Party has 4.1 per cent support and the Bloc Quebecois has 4.8 per cent. In Quebec, however, the NDP have 34 per cent support, according to the Nanos poll, which has been decreasing steadily since early September when support was almost at 50 per cent. The Liberals are in second place with 23.5 per cent support and the Conservatives have 21.3 per cent. The Bloc Quebecois, meanwhile, which ended the lat Parliament with only two seats, has 19.4 per cent support. The Greens have 0.6 per cent support in Quebec. The poll, accurate to three percentage points nationally and 6.1 per cent regionally, shows the NDP is losing ground to the Conservatives and the BQ whose support have increased since the beginning of last month. When it comes to poll averages, Eric Grenier’s numbers show the NDP at 33.9 per cent, the Liberals at 23.4 per cent, the Conservatives at 21 per cent and the Bloc at 18.5 per cent. The Greens are at 2.1 per cent support in Quebec. If an election were held today, the NDP would win 48 seats in Quebec, the Liberals 18, the Conservatives 11 and the BQ 1. The TVA debate will air today from 8 to 10 p.m., with an English feed available on CPAC. Meanwhile, Ms. May will be campaigning in her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C., today. She will be greeting commuters at 7:30 a.m. She will then participate in a University of Victoria youth town hall at 1 p.m. She will then canvass with Green candidate Frances Litman on the Galloping Goose Trail at 4:30 p.m. After that, Ms. May will participate in the Energy, Climate and our Future debate hosted by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association and the Dogwood Initiative at 6:30 p.m. Forces et Democratie candidates Jean-François Larose, Manon Perrault and Johnathan Cloutier will be holding a press conference in Repentigny, Que., to announce the party’s platform on social issues. It takes place at 1:30 p.m. Elsewhere on the agenda Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, running for re-election in Ajax, Ont., and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch will make an announcement in Ajax at 10:30 a.m. Seniors Minister Alice Wong, running for re-election in Richmond Centre, B.C., and former Conservative minister Stockwell Day will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. in Richmond, B.C. Defence Minister Jason Kenney, running for re-election in Calgary Midnapore, Alta., will deliver remarks regarding his party’s shipbuilding plan at 11 a.m. in Dartmouth, N.S. The Canada China Friendship Society presents a speech on “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy,” by Daniel Bell. Dr. Bell is a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a director of the Berggruen Institute on Governance. The event will take place at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East, Ottawa, Ont., at 7:30 p.m.