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Party leaders agree to skip Jays games after Toronto losses when they attended

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and his family sing the national anthem as the Toronto Blue Jays prepare to take on the Cleveland Indians during American League baseball action in Toronto on Monday, August 31, 2015.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and his family sing the national anthem as the Toronto Blue Jays prepare to take on the Cleveland Indians during American League baseball action in Toronto on Monday, August 31, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto Blue Jays fans can breathe a sigh of relief – the major party leaders have agreed not to attend any more games during the federal election campaign.

The Jays, who are battling the New York Yankees for top spot in the American League East Division, have not fared well when any of the party leaders have attended games.

The Jays lost games when Tom Mulcair, Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau were in the stands.

After Friday’s loss while Trudeau was in attendance, Mulcair tweeted: “Don’t worry, fellow #BlueJays fans. @JustinTrudeau, @pmharper and I have a busy September and October lined up.”

Trudeau responded Saturday on Twitter saying, “Ok @pmharper and @thomasmulcair, let’s make a deal. No more #BlueJays games for us during the campaign.”

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And Harper replied later Saturday, tweeting “@JustinTrudeau @ThomasMulcair I think we can all agree to watch the @BlueJays from the safety of the campaign buses.”