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Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe go head-to-head Tuesday night for the English-language debate

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (R) makes a point to Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) during a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe answers a question during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton (R) debates with Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) during a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff debates with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the federal election leaders debate on April 12, 2011 in Ottawa.

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Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L), New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton (C) and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (R) take part a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatief takes part in the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, right, looks towards Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he answers a question during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (L-R) take part in the English leaders' debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton (L) debates Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (R) during a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton (L) debates Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff (R) during a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, right, gestures to Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the debate during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton answers a question during a televised English language federal election debate in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on April 12, 2011. Canada's embattled prime minister is facing off with opposition leaders in the first of two televised debates hoping to sway crucial undecided voters ahead of a May 2 election.

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Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe takes part in the English leaders' debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton takes part in a televised English language debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011.

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Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe answers a question during the English language federal election debate in Ottawa Ont., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff takes part in the English leaders' debate in Ottawa, April 12, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2.

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