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Canada opposition leader, ahead in polls, comes under attack at debate over childcare policy

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By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – The head of Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party, who has a chance of toppling Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, came under attack from his rival at a campaign debate on Wednesday over a promise to scrap plans for a universal daycare program. Opinion polls show the right-leaning Conservatives of Erin O’Toole could win the Sept. 20 election, ending six years of rule by the left-of-center Liberals. The Conservatives – who note Trudeau has racked up record deficits to fight COVID-19 – say they will balance the budget inside 10 years, in part by sc…

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