Leaders extend battle over same-sex marriage. In tonights second debate, the main issue was same-sex marriage. Harper wants to bring back the same-sex marriage issue while all other leaders want to leave this issue allone. Paul Martin claims Harper has a hidden agenda. The next major event was between Martin and Duceppe concerning the Clarity Act and Quebec's sovereignty. Then came the U.S.-Canada relations, Paul Martin took a beating from all his opponents. Health-care priorities and Digniti in the House of Commons ended the debate. Strategists say voters will be more focusing on the second set of debates, scheduled for Jan. 9 and 10.
Canadian Politics, Following the 2006 January Election Campaigne.