The Liberals had to apologise for remarks by one of their candidate's, John Reilly in Alberta, that not all sexual offenders should be incarcerated, which Ignatieff called "disgraceful". They also had to deal with a poll by Angus Reid that showed the Liberals with only 18% support in Quebec, behind the Bloc's 34%, the NDP 24% and the Ref/Con 19%.
The NDP released their platform calling for strengthening public pensions for those under 40, creating 25,000 new child-care spaces in the next four years, increasing tuition tax credit to $7,500 from current $4,000 and to freeze tuition increases and to establish a job creation tax credit that will provide up to $4,500 for every new hire. The majority of these promises will be implemented right away, unlike the other parties.
The Bloc continued their attacks on the Ref/Con on the loan guarantee for Churchill Falls, and their refusal to fund hockey arena in Quebec City.
This week the debates will be held and Ignatieff claims to be nervous for this, his first.