Federal election 2015

Video: Tensions flare at Harper event

With Nigel Wright in court in Ottawa, Stephen Harper faced questions in Toronto. Not all those in attendance at his rally, appreciated those queries.

OTTAWA — Tensions bubbled over at a campaign event in Toronto today when Conservative supporters interrupted reporters during the prime minister’s press conference and hurled expletives at them as they were leaving the event.

Stephen Harper stuck to his main line, that Duffy and his former chief of staff Nigel Wright were to blame for the affair — despite emails at the trial indicating others in his office were discussing the matter.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Wright may be in the witness box but that it is Harper who is on trial for Canadians.

Mulcair was addressing supporters in a sedate setting in Nanaimo, B.C., where he spoke about forest fire prevention.

Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is opening his day in Sudbury, Ont., where he is promoting his plan for clean technology jobs.

    Looking for more?

    Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.