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Canadian Debate May Be Moved To Avoid Conflict With Habs-Bruins Playoff Game

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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price turns to see the puck in the net as Hal Gill defends against the Boston Bruins Brad Marchand. The goal was scored by Bruins center Gregory Campbell. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price turns to see the puck in the net as Hal Gill defends against the Boston Bruins Brad Marchand. The goal was scored by Bruins center Gregory Campbell. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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MONTREAL (AP) – File this under “Only in Canada.”

A move is afoot to reschedule a federal election debate slated for Thursday so it doesn’t conflict with the opening game of the Montreal Canadiens’ first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe says he’s sure Montreal fans will choose the game over the French-language debate, and NDP Leader Jack Layton echoed those sentiments.

Duceppe is asking other party leaders to join in urging the broadcasters who organize the debate to move it back a day.

An English debate is scheduled for Tuesday, before the playoffs begin.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the Tory leader will be there on whatever date they choose.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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