Fed parties to woo middle class

Parliament Hill in Ottawa is pictured in this photo taken on Jan. 23, 2014. (Tony Caldwell/QMI...

Parliament Hill in Ottawa is pictured in this photo taken on Jan. 23, 2014. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - The war for the hearts and minds of Canada's middle class resumes in the Commons on Monday, as MPs gather for a new sitting following the Christmas break.

While the Senate scandal may still make headlines, government and opposition members took to the Sunday political talk shows to predict they'll all be duking it out for who best represents average Canadian.

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan said he believes Canadians like the Conservative take on consumer issues and the economy.

"As well, we hear a lot of support for our protecting consumers plan, for delivering lower prices, especially in regulated industries, giving Canadians choice, for example, on individual channels and cable, things like that," Van Loan told CTV.

NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen said the Tories are just playing catch-up with his party.


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